A post-mortem examination has confirmed that a father and son died from gunshot wounds in England.
The pair was allegedly murdered by an elderly 66-year-old man. The shootings took place in two separate Cambridgeshire villages, about six miles apart from one another.
The victims, Gary Dunmore, 57, and Joshua Dunmore, 32, were found dead at properties in Sutton and Bluntisham on March 29.
The suspect, Stephen Alderton, has been charged with their murders and is currently facing trial.
Alderton, who does not have a fixed address, also faces one count of firearm possession. He appeared before Cambridge Crown Court for a brief hearing where he confirmed his identity but did not enter pleas to the charges.
Alderton was remanded in custody and is scheduled to return to court on May 11 for a plea and trial preparation hearing. No bail application was made on his behalf. Judge Mark Bishop has set a provisional trial date of October 16, allowing for a two-week hearing.
In a statement released through Cambridgeshire Police, the victims’ family described Joshua as a devoted father, loving uncle, and wonderful son and brother. They mentioned that his passing would leave a deep void in the lives of his extensive family and friends, and the devastation caused by the loss would never heal.
The family also paid tribute to Gary, characterizing him as a dedicated son, brother, father, and grandfather who consistently put others before himself. They emphasized his gentle and generous nature, stating that he would be greatly missed by his loved ones and those who knew him.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the truth behind the incident and the consequences for the suspect will become clearer.