Man & # 39; mistreated his love rival's roommate with a pan and then hid under the floorboards & # 39;
Murder: Scott McKay died after being hit with a saucepan
A man was beaten to death with a saucepan in an attack by his roommate's rival, a murder case has been told.
Scott McKay, 41, suffered a severe bleeding from the brain after being hit in the head in what was described as a & # 39; sick attack & # 39; in Hull, East Yorkshire.
He was found injured on the street outside his home on July 6 and died nine days later in the hospital, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
Jason Shreeve, 42, and Luke Hainsworth, 30, both from Hull, appeared in court yesterday to deny murder.
Sam Green, prosecuted, told the jury a man who moved to shared living space where McKay lived and connected the victim to his alleged murderers.
Shreeve heard that his partner had had a short relationship with the man, who was not mentioned, before they met.
This would have led to various incidents of threatening behavior towards the unnamed man.
On July 6, Shreeve and Hainsworth allegedly made several visits to the house in Buckingham Street, Hull, looking for Mr. McKay's roommate.
Mr. Green told the jury that the prosecutor was of the opinion that Mr. McKay challenged both men before he & # 39; malicious & # 39; was attacked in his house and then taken to the street continued with & # 39; improvised weapons & # 39; where the attack went on.
Mr. Green said: & It seems that McKay was first attacked in the house during the last visit and then chased outside where he was incited maliciously and violently.
& # 39; He died of his injuries.
& # 39; The prosecution says it was a joint attack involving improvised weapons. The intended target of the attack was [the roommate], but he was not present. Mr. McKay challenged these men. & # 39;
The court was told that Buckingham Street in Hull, where the attack took place in July this year
At some point after 7 p.m., Mr. Shreeve and Mr. Hainsworth entered the property on Buckingham Street, where they approached Mr. McKay, who was standing in his kitchen with a friend.
One of them asked him: & # 39; Have you seen him? & # 39; referring to Mr McKay's roommate.
The court heard that he replied that he had not done so before he was called a liar and was then beaten by one of the men, who according to the Public Prosecutor was Shreeve.
The couple shuffled the floor before Hainsworth and Shreeve finally left the house.
Later that evening, around 10.30 pm, a neighbor on Buckingham Street said she heard screams and shouts from outside and saw three men running out of Mr. McKay's house.
She said that Mr. McKay was being chased by two men who caught up with him and & # 39; went violently over him & # 39 ;.
Green told the jury: & # 39; One or both of them used a saucepan and found Mr McKay at least twice, striking him so hard that the panhandle broke.
& # 39; Both men then hit and kicked him. & # 39;
Mr. McKay suffered a broken skull and facial injuries during the attack and a bleeding in the brain from which he died nine days later on July 15.
Mr. McKay was lying unconscious in the street covered with blood when a woman sat with a cigarette outside her house and saw a man on his way to Barnsley Street, where reportedly a & # 39; wooden pole & # 39; had fallen to her.
Green said to the jury: & # 39; He said to her: & # 39; Pretend you didn't see that & # 39 ;.
& # 39; What the prosecutor says is that the man who dropped what she called a pine-colored wooden pole was Hainsworth.
& # 39; Moments later she saw a man walking in the same direction. He had blood on him. She asked: & # 39; What did you do? & # 39;
& # 39; He replied: & # 39; I screamed this child. I hit him three times and then hit him with a pan & # 39 ;.
The house in Buckingham Street, Hull, where the court was told that the attack took place in July
& # 39; He then said something like: & # 39; I was doing some of my movements & # 39; and he started forming a shadow box. Her suspicion was that he was under the influence of alcohol. & # 39;
Shreeve was arrested a few hours later in his house where the police hid him under the floorboards of his kitchen.
Mr. Green said: & He became rigid and refused to move. He resisted but was taken to a police van and once in the back he got up and was non-compliant.
& # 39; He started to tighten his body and clamp his jaws together. He breathed quickly and drooled. & # 39;
Bodycam footage of one of the arresting officers showed that Mr. Shreeve was put in the back of the van, where he shouted: & # 39; I did everything & # 39 ;.
He then threatened to get into an attack if officers did not let him go and shortly afterwards had an episode or pretended.
Hainsworth was arrested that same day at 7 p.m. on Clough Road. At the time of their arrests, Mr. McKay was still alive.
Officers grabbed items of clothing found at Shreeve's house on Barnsley Street.
They include a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers, a black hooded top, a sweater and shorts, all colored in blood.
A black garbage bag with fingerprints from Hainsworth was also found in the loft of Shreeve & # 39; s home with clothing related to Hainsworth.
Behind a TV a wooden pole was found with Mr McKay's blood and Hainsworth's fingerprints.
A red saucepan without a handle was also seized and two broken pieces from the panhandle were discovered in Buckingham Street.
Mr. McKay died of his injuries in the hospital
Shreeve did not comment when he was interviewed by the police, but Hainsworth spelled the attack on his fellow suspect and said that Shreeve was a & # 39; sick attack & # 39; carried out.
Mr. Green said: “He [Hainsworth] said he had not been involved in the McKay attack, but he was present when Mr. Shreeve launched an unprovoked attack.
& # 39; He described the attack as sick. He said he remained about five or six feet away from the attack to which Mr. McKay was subjected by Shreeve.
& # 39; The prosecutor agrees with the classification, but our case is that he [Hainsworth] was also involved in this sick attack & # 39 ;.
On July 17, two days after Mr. McKay died in the hospital, Shreeve would have made a recording in a prison officer about the attack, saying he was acting in self-defense.
Green said: & Shreeve claimed that a man named Luke had gone to a house to solve a problem via a cell phone.
& # 39; He further said that when they arrived at the house, they kicked the door off and were confronted by a man with a baseball bat and a pan and a fight took place.
& # 39; Shreeve told the officer that he got hold of the pan and hit the passenger causing him to fall to the floor.
& # 39; Shreeve claimed that his trainers were contaminated with blood because he was trying to move the occupant.
& # 39; That was his limited admission. What the prosecutor actually says is that what has happened goes much further. & # 39;
The process continues.
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