Three have been found guilty after South Lanarkshire father Graham Williamson was gunned down in his back garden

Three men have been convicted after a father was shot dead in his back garden in South Lanakrshire.

Graham Williamson was executed in broad daylight at his home in Blantyre on 13 August 2020.

The jury viewed CCTV footage of a masked gunman speeding down the street and shooting the 26-year-old in the back before jumping into a getaway car.

Derek Felvus, 25, James Baillie, 26, and Thomas Duris, 28, were found guilty of murder by the Glasgow High Court on Wednesday.

The trial heard of a “toxic feud” between drug dealer Felvus, Graham and the victim’s friends.

The violence was sparked after Felvus was hidden in a Chinese restaurant after being confronted days before the murder.

The cell phone clip was uploaded to social media with the caption: “S******”.

Felvus then teamed up with Baillie and Duris to get revenge on Graham.

Afterwards, Duris – the man who pulled the trigger – boasted to a staff member: “Nobody will want it anymore. That takes us to another level.”

The trio face life sentences if they return to the dock next month.

According to the trial, there had been a number of incidents leading up to the shooting.

Days earlier there had been an incident near The Libertine pub in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, before Graham’s car was set on fire.

On August 14, Graham and his associates confronted Felvus and a friend at the Shanghai Teahouse in Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

There, Felvus was captured in a panic trying to keep a door closed while asking staff members for a knife to defend himself.

The footage was then posted to Instagram.

In his closing statement, prosecutor Greg Farrell said: “The purpose was to embarrass and humiliate Felvus, show him hiding and call the police.

“Felvus (in his testimony) accepted that he was embarrassed.

“It didn’t fit the public image that Felvus wanted to convey to the world.”

The court heard Felvus soon took to social media himself.

He posted a video targeting his rivals, saying, “See you guys.”

Mr Farrell said this was a threat that Felvus “intended to act on” and that he knew the “cavalry were on their way” to help.

Duris came from Spain and Baillie was used as a getaway driver.

Graham was then murdered at his home while dealing with a vehicle recovery company that was called to collect his burned out car.

When he went into his back garden, the shooter came from behind and shot his father.

Within 14 seconds of retrieving the stolen Skoda, he rejoined Felvus and Baillie at the vehicle.

Graham initially staggered onto the street before collapsing.

The killers returned to a hideout in Edinburgh, where it was said they “bragged” to others and “glorified it”.

Felvus was also described as “freaking out” warning a man to keep calm and get rid of phones.

They then fled to Liverpool before jetting abroad after the murder.

Felvus and Baillie were initially arrested weeks later before Duris was retrieved from Spain.

All three denied the murder at trial. Duris claimed he wasn’t even in the car.

Felvus testified, insisting Duris had shot Graham – but that he had not known the shooter had a firearm.

He believed that only physical violence would occur.

Mr Farrell told Felvus that he knew “very well” there was a gun in the car that day.

But the thug said, “Not true. I’m disappointed in what happened to the guy.”

Lord Fairley postponed sentencing until June 17 in Edinburgh.

He told the trio: “You have been found guilty of an appalling crime. This was an execution in broad daylight.”

All three were taken into custody.

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