Man sent to life imprisonment after gun failed to shoot when he wanted to kill another man

Man sent to life imprisonment after gun failed to shoot when he wanted to kill another man

30-year-old Lee Connors pointed the gun at Grant MacBeth’s head and pulled the trigger three times without success during an encounter on 25 October 2014. Lee was sentenced to a life imprisonment for attempted murder by a High Court in Edinburgh, UK on Tuesday 2nd August 2016 after a prolonged legal battle spanning 2 years.

During the trial, a witness told the court:

“I heard the clicks. Click, click, click. I can still hear the clicking today.”

Kimberley Dow, Lee’s friend whom the incident took place in her apartment also testified:

“I was scared for his safety the way he was acting. He said there was people after him. I was like ‘You can’t have it in here.’ He said, ‘Don’t worry, I’m not doing anything with it. I’m unloading it.

“He asked if he could stash it in my house. I said no. I know what he was like. He would have phoned the police and told them it was my gun. I was always on edge when I was around him. I was scared.

“He was foaming, raging and really wasn’t very happy when he saw Grant. He pulled the trigger three times at Grant. Because I heard the clicks. Click, click, click.”