A bogus builder who viciously attacked a 96-year-old Royal Navy veteran with a claw hammer before leaving him for dead has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Illiterate Joseph Isaacs, 40, shouted “money money money” as he repeatedly hit D-Day veteran Jim Booth over the head at the older man’s home in Taunton, Somerset, when he became enraged after having his offer of cheap building work turned down.
Great-grandfather Mr Booth was left with multiple skull fractures and lacerations to his head, hands and arms after answering the door to Isaacs on November 22 last year.
Mr Isaacs was found guilty of attempted murder by a jury of seven women and five men after less than two hours of deliberation. He will be sentenced at 2pm.