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Image caption Addison Packeer was found lying in a pool of blood on a settee in the living room. A man who shot his best friend in the head while "messing about" with a gun has been cleared of murder. Jordan Bassett, 25, killed 27-year-old Addison Packeer at an address in Chepstow Close, Willenhall, Coventry, in the early hours of 7 December. Bassett later handed himself in, saying he "wanted to confess but that it had been an accident", West Midlands Police said. He admitted Mr Packeer's manslaughter and will be sentenced on Wednesday. Bassett, who also admitted a charge of possession of a firearm, was convicted by a jury at Warwick Crown Court of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. Full story

24 June