Two men have been jailed for life for the kidnap and "cold-blooded killing" of a former male model from Birmingham whose remains were discovered almost two years after his death.
Michael Weldon, 56, and Mark Price, 41, were convicted at Birmingham Crown Court of the murder of Andre Nunes, whose body was found buried in Worcestershire in August last year.
The pair went to the home of Mr Nunes, in Selly Oak, armed with shotguns and took him away to his death in the early hours of September 11, 2005, jurors were told during the nine-week trial.
The 47-year-old's disappearance remained a mystery until his burnt remains were found buried in a four-acre field in the grounds of Moorfields - a country property in Lilley Green Road near Alvechurch.
The body had been placed in a 6ft hole, set alight and burned for several hours before being covered by earth.
Mr Justice Foskett described Weldon, of Toll House Road, Rednal, Worcestershire, as the "prime mover" of the kidnap and murder who had orchestrated the disposal of Mr Nunes's body.
Sentencing him to a minimum term of 23 years in prison, Mr Justice Foskett said: "This was a callous and cold-blooded killing.
Price, of Wharf Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, was sentenced to a minimum term of 15 years in prison.
The pair were also found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
A third man, Michael Oliver, 52, who lived at Moorfields, was convicted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He had already pleaded guilty to separate firearms offences and was given a total of 15 years in prison.