THE widow of a father- of-two murdered while trying to foil an armed robbery in Bradford says her family have been "ripped apart".
Naila Hussain described her torment after lorry driver and former Huddersfield area publican Barry Elener was found guilty of murdering her husband, Tasawar.
Mr Hussain, 36, died in January last year after he and a friend gave chase after the gunpoint robbery of a security guard in Bradford.
A jury at Leeds Crown Court found Elener, 42, guilty of Mr Hussain's murder. Elener's father, Derek, 65, pleaded guilty to the offence at a previous hearing.
Barry Elener was the licensee of The Oddfellows Arms in Huddersfield Road, Shelley, several years ago. He later ran a pub in Bradford.
Mr Hussain worked at British Car Auctions in Brighouse.
In a statement read outside court Mrs Hussain said: "I am so angry he has been taken away from us. The people who did this didn't think twice about taking his life. The ripples of what they have done have ripped through the whole of us."
After the verdicts, the judge, Mr Justice Wakerley, told the court: "Tasawar Hussain was a brave man. He and his friend, Azran Hussain, acted spontaneously in the interests of the public and without thought for their own safety."
The jury heard that Mr Hussain and his friend gave chase in a BMW car after a security guard was attacked outside a travel agents in Lumb Lane, Bradford.
Mr Hussain was shot by Barry Elener, who got out of the passenger seat of a Nissan.
Elener, of Freshfields Gardens, Allerton, Bradford, denied all the charges. He was found guilty of the robbery which Mr Hussain tried to foil. Elener was also found guilty of a robbery at a Co-op store in Bradford in November, 2002, and two counts of possessing firearms.
His father, of Reevy Road, Slack Side, Bradford - a Securicor guard for nine years up to 1994 - earlier admitted one count of murder, 12 counts of robbery, 12 counts of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and three of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
He denied three counts of attempted murder and the prosecution accepted these pleas.
The judge said both men would be sentenced on Friday next week.