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Telford murder victim's family 'too distressed' to tell court of their pain as Black Country drug dealer sentenced to 30 years

Tyrone Dorsett's family were too distressed to reveal the torment and pain they have been suffering since the 20-year-old was murdered by Damaine Sculley.

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Tyrone Dorsett from Telford was shot dead in Birmingham

Judge Judith Farbey told Birmingham Crown Court she read letters from the Priorslee man's mother, brother and sister and took into account their heartbreak when sentencing Sculley, from Great Barr, to 30 years minimum for murder.

She said: "I have read the moving personal statements of Mr Dorsett’s mother, father and sister. The family is too distressed for those statements to be read aloud in court. The statements each describe their lasting agony and distress.

"Mr Dorsett’s mother describes his kindness and affection towards her. His father describes how he has lost his registered carer and how much he misses his son’s liveliness.

"His sister describes how she feels tortured by her thoughts of what happened and by the devastating effect it has had on her parents. His family and friends have endured this distressing trial with immense dignity."

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