A BARNSLEY man has been sentenced to life in prison after shooting a man in the head in what police describe as a 'cold blooded execution.'

Lee Gray, 31, was asleep in bed with his partner and three year old son when Martin Fieldhouse entered the Worsborough home and shot him.

Fieldhouse, 29, from Athersley South appeared at Sheffield Crown Court today after being found guilty of the murder.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 30-years.

Detective Inspector Kevin Brown said: “Martin Fieldhouse cold-bloodedly executed Lee Gray while he slept in his bed with his partner and three-year-old son.

“Throughout the last 18 months Fieldhouse has shown no regret. In fact, he’s concocted conspiracy theories that the majority of the witnesses had lied to get him into trouble.

"Thankfully the jury at Sheffield Crown Court saw through these lies and found him guilty today.”

Jane Gray, Lee’s mum, said: “The trial has taken over our lives since Lee was killed nearly two years ago. Our lives have been put on hold. Not only does Lee leave behind four children, there is a void left in the hearts of all his family and close friends.

"Lee was a popular loving dad and put a smile on everyone’s face. These are the memories we will cherish.”