A former Dudley man convicted of taking part in a gang shotgun killing has now further admitted his role in the savage stabbing of a man in another incident in the Black Country.

Dwain Smith was found guilty with Kurrum Guild of the brutal murder of 24-year-old Dwaine Haughton and he is already facing life imprisonment.

Mr Haughton was shot to death as he sat in the passenger seat of a parked car in Wolverhampton in July last year with two other defendants in the case being convicted of manslaughter.

Smith, 26, who lived on The Broadway and Guild, 22, were then set to face a second trial following a stabbing in January this year outside the The Dartmouth Arms pub in Wolverhampton.

But before their trial was due to begin the pair pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent along with 22-year-old Aaron Evans of Chadwick Close, Wolverhampton.

Guild, of Oakthorpe Gardens, Tividale, and Smith, now living in Chainmakers Close, Bilston could not be named during the murder trial because it could prejudice the hearing on the stabbing charge.

But that restriction was lifted when the two men opted to plead guilty to the second attack and Judge James Burbidge QC ruled they could now be named.

Smith, Guild, Seamus Williams, 23, of Okement Gardens, and Montell Gray, 22, of Springhill Road, both Wednesfield, had all pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Haughton.

The first two men were convicted by the jury after they retired to consider the evidence with Williams and Gray being found guilty of manslaughter.

The four defendants were further found guilty to possessing a shotgun and ammunition with intent to endanger life and also handling a stolen Audi car.

Smith, Guild and Williams were further convicted on a charge of arson involving the torching of the vehicle the day after Mr Haughton was viciously killed.

The jury had been told that Mr Haughton was sitting in a parked Peugeot with his cousin behind the wheel when the Audi suddenly pulled up and he was shot twice in the head.

The judge is now scheduled to bring the matter to a conclusion on November l when all five defendants are expected to be sentenced, with life jail terms set to be passed on both Smith and Guild.

A ruling will then be made on just how long Smith and Guild will have to spend behind bars before being released back into the community.