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Four men accused of murdering Dwaine Haughton to stand trial in July

By Dayna Farrington | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

Four men from the Black Country will stand trial next month for the murder of Dwaine Haughton in Wolverhampton.

Dwaine Haughton

Mr Haughton, 24, died from a gunshot wound in Valley Road, in the Park Village area of the city, on July 20 last year.

Dwain Smith, Montell Gray, Seamus Williams and Kurrum Guild all pleaded not guilty to his murder at an earlier date and will now stand trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court on July 15.

Smith, 26, of the Broadway, Dudley; Guild, 22, of Oakthorpe Gardens, Tividale; Gray, 22, of no fixed address; and Williams, 23, Okemont Gardens, Wednesfield; have also further denied being in possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to danger life.

Police cordoned off Valley Road after the death of Dwaine Haughton

They also pleaded not guilty to handling a stolen Audi A7 between July 10 and July 22, and setting fire to the car on July 21.

Following Mr Haughton’s death, his devastated family and partner paid tribute to him.

The victim’s family said: “You have left a big hole in all of our hearts. We will forever miss your beautiful cheeky smile and infectious laugh. Love and miss you son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin.

“You were the most caring loving and thoughtful boyfriend and would have been the most perfect husband and father.

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“We love you more than words can show, I think about you more than you could ever know. Until forever this will be true, because there is no one I would ever love the way I love you.

“If tears could build a staircase and memories a lane I’d ride up to heaven and bring you home again.”

The trial is due to start on July 15 and could last up to eight weeks.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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