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BREAKING: Barnsley Man Convicted Of Murder

Thursday May 3 2012


Convicted -John Anthony Green 3.5.12 Convicted -John Anthony Green 3.5.12


A BARNSLEY man has been convicted of murder at Sheffield Crown Court today, We Are Barnsley can reveal.

John Anthony Green, 36, from Kendray, was found guilty of murdering Sammy Haughton, 29 and sentenced to life - serving a minimum of 12 years in prison.

Police were called to Colley Crescent, Kendray, in December and found Sammy had been stabbed. He was treated by paramedics, but died a short time later.

A spokesman for Sammy's family said: “It’s been four months since we received a knock at the door and were told our son Sammy had been killed.

"We are told that time heals, but it doesn't. As time goes by it becomes harder as it sinks in we will never see our son again.

"All we have of Sammy are our memories. Sammy has a seven-year-old daughter and she will never see her dad again. It is heart breaking to see her talking to him at his graveside. John Green has ruined our lives. We are pleased he has been found guilty of the murder of our son but no amount of years is long enough.”

Detective Chief Inspector Sean Middleton said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Barnsley community for helping us throughout this case and police officers and staff who worked on the investigation.”

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Reply Posted by Guest on Thursday May 3 2012 at 14:49
So he will be out in about 5 yrs! Life is pretty cheap these days.

Reply Posted by JJ on Thursday May 3 2012 at 15:30
no its an error on WABs part he was sentenced to life

Reply Posted by Joanne Pete on Thursday May 3 2012 at 15:37
rot in hell ya scumbag

Reply Posted by Trevor Dyson on Thursday May 3 2012 at 16:33
Sammy was a good friend of my brother, who died 18 months ago, and i knew him well. I hope the person (and I use the term loosely) who did this burns in hell forever.

Reply Posted by Amanda on Thursday May 3 2012 at 17:28
Live sentence but minimum 12 yrs??? live should mean life like it does in the states

Reply Posted by on Thursday May 3 2012 at 17:49
I remember when lovable rogue Sammy burgled my Nan's house. They always take the good ones dunt they?

Reply Posted by Guest on Thursday May 3 2012 at 17:54
My mistake, must've read it wrong. Minimum 12 yrs.

Reply Posted by Alan on Thursday May 3 2012 at 18:02
sammy wasnt a lovable rogue at all,he was a BULLY,who attacked everyone when he was drunk or drugged up,pffft do ppl forget all that

Reply Posted by Roystonshells on Thursday May 3 2012 at 18:38
their are two families that have been torn apart by all this,neither family need to read the vile comments that have been put on all the posts following this,and WAB shouldnt allow half of these comments they should be removed,you wouldnt like it if it was your family,WAB should be removed altogether has it only causes more trouble and heart ache to others!!!!

Reply Posted by Carolhomer on Thursday May 3 2012 at 18:43
it does not matter what he was he does not deserve to be taking away from his family in such a brutal way.is daughtre as to grow up without a dad try telling her he deserved it.rant over

Reply Posted by Carolhomer on Thursday May 3 2012 at 18:43
it does not matter what he was he does not deserve to be taking away from his family in such a brutal way.is daughtre as to grow up without a dad try telling her he deserved it.rant over

Reply Posted by Carolhomer on Thursday May 3 2012 at 18:43
it does not matter what he was he does not deserve to be taking away from his family in such a brutal way.is daughtre as to grow up without a dad try telling her he deserved it.rant over

Reply Posted by Faulty69uk on Friday May 4 2012 at 08:27
no he will have to do 12 years b4 applying for parole

Reply Posted by Nikki Botham on Friday May 4 2012 at 09:04
No ppl DON'T 4GET all that he did, Sammy wos a good lad, wot ended up going down tha wrong road, as av many of thee younger end these dayz....It's called DRUGS. Very true saying, u try then 1nce n its grabbed u by tha b------s....! Addicted...n its those DRUGS wot make ppl do thee things they do...Obvipusly, u never New thee REAL ,Sammy, he wos a brill kid, brought up in tha best way his parents cud av, never wanted 4 nothing,he wos a kind hearted, down to earth boystrous lad

Reply Posted by Joanne28athome on Friday May 4 2012 at 09:08
thats out of order that comment,sammy didnt deserve to died, what about his family, partner and little girl who have had there life ruined by this man. RIP sammy

Reply Posted by Xo-leahh-ox on Friday May 4 2012 at 09:19
Well in my opinion I think this is discusting how would u all feel if your family member died and u read these comments saying he pretty much deserved to die. it doesnt matter what he Did in the past everyone has good in them as well as bad. and at end of the day someone has lost a father, son, cousin, uncle etc. I didn't know him but for god sake have some respect. ashamed to be from Barnsley sometimes. rip Sammy.

Reply Posted by Nikki Botham on Friday May 4 2012 at 09:30
Wot unfortunatly couldn't kik this habbit. I've known Sammy frum nursery skool, no1 can pull any1 else down for thee actions of wot thee effect of those type ofgs av on people these dayz, its a viscious world out there,n at end a daye, if they wernt no dealers, therd bi no addicts n no1 wud bi going thru thee heartache n misery they r doing. ULL never undastand tha true way these drugs av thee affect on u until you av bin there ...F.A.C.T ...Enuff sed...

Reply Posted by kelly on Friday May 4 2012 at 11:46
Bet u've never done nowt wrong in ya life, have ya Alan??? Never been drunk? Never tried drugs? Pfft to you....Sammy wont no angel anyone that knows him knows that but he still didn't deserve to be stabbed to death way he did!!! If John dickhead green had acted earlier then he wouldnt be serving a min 12year sentence & Sammys daughter would still have her dad!!!! Bully or not who gave John the right to take a lil girls daddy away from her....Sammy was alright for John when he wanted him!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Reply Posted by Guest1234 on Friday May 4 2012 at 17:56
in my opinion, no one deserves to die for whatever they have done, it doesn't give one person the right to kill another, this person has taken a dad away from his daughter who will be growing up being told all sorts and people saying all sorts because of the people he has p***ed off but people may know him for the bad things he has done but people know him for the good things he has done like all of his family and friends... nobodies perfect and people go down the wrong road but end ov the day no body deserves to be killed... and not in the way sam did either

Reply Posted by guest12 on Saturday May 5 2012 at 08:34
no said it didnt

Reply Posted by on Sunday May 6 2012 at 19:27
Everyone's a loser here. Green, his family, Sammy's family, Sammy and last but not least Sammy's dealer. His profits are well down!

Reply Posted by mel on Friday March 21 2014 at 14:31
I know john. None of you know what had been happening leading up to this event. Its a tragedy what happened but do you think anyone who is close to either Sammy or john want to read these comments. Its disgraceful the way some of you act whilst behind a computer screen and in all sense cowardly