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Two men kill homeless man and set him on fire for urinating on a bed

By Mason White 6:36 AM August 16, 2016
Daniel Smith (right), Luke Benson (top), Adam Acton  

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Two men were arrested on a charge of murder after killing a homeless man and setting his body on fire for urinating on a bed, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, Luke Benson and Adam Acton, both 25, have been found guilty at the Manchester Crown Court of murder in connection with the death of the homeless man in a disused railway on Trinity Way in Salford.

According to the criminal complaint, Benson and Acton killed 23-year-old Daniel Smith, before setting his body on fire.

Emergency services were called after flames and smoke were seen in the camp. Acton pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice for removing and concealing Smith’s SIM card.

Amanda Briggs and Connor Cain also pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice at an earlier hearing for their role in removing, damaging and concealing items belonging to Smith.

The court was told that Benson and Acton carried out a brutal and sustained attack on Smith, a fellow homeless man, after he had accidentally urinated on a bed within the camp.

They then attempted to dispose of his body by setting it on fire.

Both men have shown no remorse throughout the case, and continued to deny all responsibility for the murder and what followed afterwards.