Five men were today jailed for a total of 102 years for the killing a drug dealer who was asleep with his girlfriend when a gang wearing hoodies burst into their Bedford flat.
Przemyslaw Golimowski was fatally stabbed and beaten with a golf club in front of Anna Swierczynska after he had stolen drugs and cash from 20-year-old Delpierro Mothersill.
Mothersill from Salcombe Close, Bedford; Taleb Hussain, 31, Park Road, Sparkhill Birmingham and Damien Rooney, 25, of Magpie Gardens, Wixams, Bedford were all convicted of murder by a jury majority of 11 to 1.
They were all sentenced to life with a minimum term of 26 years by Judge Richard Foster.
Jamil Jeng, 21, of The Close, Clapham was cleared of murder but convicted unanimously of manslaughter.
Philip Mendy, 23, of Russet Close, Bedford was cleared of murder, but convicted of manslaughter by a majority of 10 to 2.
They were each jailed for 12 years.
During the six-week trial, the six men and six women on the jury heard the Polish-born couple were in bed in the flat in St Mary’s Street, Bedford early on Friday September 28 September last year when the revenge attack was carried out.