On behalf of our family and close friends of our brother George Gray, we would like to thank the legal team, the police liaison officers Clare and Craig, and police detective Chris for their diligent support and police work during this deeply sad and traumatic two-and-a-half-year period of our lives, caused by the murder of our beloved brother George.
"His sons Alan and Connor and his daughter Julieanne, his partner, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, close family and friends will never forget this terrible loss.
"Although you are not with us now George, you are always with us in our hearts. Our family are victims of circumstance because of your murder. However, we refuse to let this take the beauty and love that was created from your short time with us.
"Today we have closure and justice, which can never compensate for your life.
"We can now have closure, and this closure will let us begin to heal, and come to terms with our loss. There is never a right time or wrong time to tell someone you love them. So follow your heart, go with your instinct and tell your loved one how you feel.
"Sleep peacefully George. We love you."