British court hears case of man hacked to death in revenge killing

Jan. 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A man was hacked to death by three men with axes and machetes after they tracked his activities on social media, a London court heard Tuesday.

Danny Gough, 24, was allegedly killed by three masked men as part of an ongoing feud, and his pregnant fiance, Kareena Modashia, witnessed the incident, the British newspaper The Mirror reported Tuesday.

One of the accused, Sam Monteith, 32, accessed Gough's Facebook page and learned Gough was returning to his home in Croydon after a weekend trip to Brighton, the court heard.

Stephen Dougherty, 35, and Paul West, 29, are the other men accused in the crime.

The alleged murder was part of a feud that began when a friend of Gough's made insulting remarks about Monteith's pants in a pub in 2010, which led to an incident, later in the year, in which Monteith was allegedly slashed in his home by Gough and two other assailants, the newspaper said.

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