By Imran Khan • 22 March 2023 • 20:26
Police murder inquiry in Leeds. Credit: Brian-A-Jackson Shutterstock.com
A teenage boy has been found guilty of murdering 15-year-old Khayri Mclean, who had been attacked while on his way back from school.
During the murder hearing, prosecutors informed the court that the accused, who was 16 years old at the time of the attack, was accompanied by another teenager.
The two accused then waited for the victim, while wearing balaclavas and armed with knives.
The Leeds Crown Court, where the hearing took place, had been earlier informed that the teenager along with his co-accused then charged toward Khayri, as he left the school along with his friends.
“The 15-year-old stabbed Khayri in the chest with what proved to be a fatal blow as it went through his ribs and penetrated one of his lungs and heart”, said Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford, as cited by the Mirror.
As per reports, he has already been found guilty of murder.
“Khayri fell to the floor and was defenceless on his back when the 17-year-old defendant, who had denied murder, stabbed him in his lower leg”; said Sandiford.
According to the statement by the prosecutors, “he did not inflict the fatal blow” and is “guilty of murder because the pair acted together and were encouraging and supporting each other to carry out that attack”.
Khayri was then rushed to the Leeds General Infirmary’s Major Trauma Unit and later died on the same day due to severe injuries.
The prosecution also stated that the incident was “well-planned” and a “targeted attack” on Khayri, with the “intention of killing him or at least causing him really serious harm”.
Another hearing will now be held on Thursday, as per judge Justice Farbey, who will be discussing the next step, and the sentencing will then take place further on another date, yet to be fixed.
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