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Snowden and Jennings sentenced to life imprisonment for Sharkey family murders

Today Scott Snowden and Robert Jennings were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of Thomas Sharkey Snr, his son Thomas Sharkey Jnr (21) and eight-year-old daughter Bridget Sharkey.

Snowden was sentenced to Life with a punishment part of 33 years. Jennings was sentenced to Life with a punishment part of 29 years.

John Dunn, Procurator Fiscal for the West of Scotland, said:

“Snowden and Jennings’ campaign of vengeance and violence culminated with the unspeakably callous and cowardly murders of three of the Sharkey family.

“Angela Sharkey almost died in the fire which killed her husband, her son and her eight-year-old daughter.

“Their conviction and sentence today now brings them to justice. We hope that their victims, and the wider community in Helensburgh, can start to rebuild their lives.”