The jury has reached a verdict in the first degree murder trial in the death of Hamilton man James Bajkor.Shaquille Collins, 21, has been found guilty of first degree murder and attempted murder. His 30-year-old co-accused Christopher Newton has been found guilty of second degree murder and attempted murder.Bajkor, 22, was an innocent victim gunned down two years ago while working in the backyard of his east Hamilton home. At the time, two men had been chasing a third man when one of them pulled a gun and started firing. That’s when Bajkor was hit.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. David Walliams was the biggest-selling author of 2017, overtaking JK Rowling with sales of more than £16 million from his children’s books.The writer and television presenter outsold fellow children’s authors Julia Donaldson and Philip Pullman, thriller writers James Patterson and Dan Brown, and TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Mary Berry.Walliams published his first book for children in 2008 and has been billed as the successor to Roald Dahl. His two most recent books, The World’s Worst Children and Bad Dad, helped boost his sales by almost 20 per cent on the previous year.He sold £16.57 million worth of books in 2017. Rowling came second in the list with sales of £15.47 million, as readers continued to lap up her Harry Potter books. Donaldson was third with sales of £14.65 million, followed by Jamie Oliver on £11.44 million and Lee Child on £7.5 million.The figures, compiled by Nielsen BookScan and published by The Bookseller, also showed that women dominated literary fiction sales last year.Nine out of the 10 best-selling literary authors were female, with Haruki Murakami the only male.Margaret Atwood topped the list with sales of £2.76 million, boosted by the Netflix adaptation of her dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. David Walliams at the launch of his 2014 book Awful AuntieCredit:Tim P Whitby/Getty Images Helen Dunmore, who died last summer, was second in the list, followed by Sarah Perry, author of the runaway bestseller The Essex Serpent.Naomi Alderman, Elena Ferrante, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Maggie O’Farrell and Arundhati Roy completed the top 10, edging out Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan and the Nobel Prize winner, Kazuo Ishiguro.