SHOCKING images reveal the horrific gunshot injuries suffered by a mum who was shot as she was cooking a pie at her home.
Emma Robinson was attacked at her home in Westerhope, Newcastle, by brothers Thomas Lee, 21, and James Lee, 27, on October 3.
The two brothers, who appear to have had a fall-out with her son, have been found guilty of the mum’s attempted murder.
The mum was preparing food in her kitchen when suddenly she heard a loud bang and breaking glass and felt pain in her face and back.
Newcastle Crown Court heard yesterday that she did not realise she had been attacked and that she had shotgun pellets embedded in her body until she went to a walk-in centre the following day.
Jurors have heard Thomas and James Lee, of Henry Nelson Street, South Shields, South Tyneside, carried out the shootings because they were “cross” as a result of previous arguments with the victims or their families.
The two brothers both denied two charges of attempted murder, one of wounding with intent and one of attempted wounding with intent during a trial.
James Lee was also charged with possessing firearm ammunition while prohibited.
A jury found them both guilty of the attempted murder of Ms Robinson but has cleared them of trying to murder their cousin, Jordan King who was attacked two days later.
They were both found guilty of attempting to wound Mr King with intent.
James Lee was convicted of the ammunition charge.
The siblings are currently in custody and they will be sentenced next Thursday.
Prosecutor Simon Myerson QC told the court: “She was making cottage pie.
“She heard a loud noise which she said was simultaneously to a bang and the sound of breaking glass.
“She felt something hit the side of her face. There was glass everywhere.
“She turned around and she was hit in the back and she did not know what had happened.”
Jurors heard the mum went to Ponteland Walk-in Centre the next day for treatment to her injuries.
Mr Myerson said: “When she was there she was told these looked like shotgun wounds.
“At the time it simply shocked her but as the information sank in she realised how serious this was.”
The court heard Ms Robinson had injuries from shotgun pellets and flying glass to her face, just above her right eye, her arm, back and behind her ear.
Mr Myerson added: “The prosecution case is pretty straightforward, anyone who fires a gun through a window at a person they can see is standing there, in the way of the gunshot, intends to kill.
“Guns are not toys, guns are not particularly controllable.”
Mr Myerson said the brothers “planned to commit these offences together” and added: “Each of them were part of the plan to shoot Mrs Robinson and each of them knew that part of the plan was to fire at her with a gun.
“In the circumstances, it doesn’t matter who pulled the trigger, each defendant is as guilty as the other.”
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