후드를 쓴 젊음, 15, who stabbed 14-year-old boy to death outside McDonald’s after ‘racist lynch mob’ hunted him ‘like a pack chasing down their prey’ is jailed for six-and-a-half years
A 15-year-old youth who stabbed black teenager Dea-John Reid to death has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years for manslaughter.
Today a judge at 버밍엄 Crown Court rejected an application to lift an order protecting the identity of the boy, who was told he will serve his six-and-a-half year sentence in youth custody.
Dea-John Reid, 14, was ‘hunted down’ along the street at around 7.30pm on 31 May last year in Kingstanding, 버밍엄, before being fatally stabbed once in the heart outside McDonalds on College Road, New Oscott.
In a victim impact statement read to the court on Friday, Dea-John’s mother, Joan Morris, said her ‘handsome’ 아들, a would-be footballer and dentist who was unarmed, had been ‘hunted by a lynch mob reminiscent of a scene from 미시시피 Burning.’
Passing sentence, Mr Justice Johnson said the boy who chased 14-year-old Dea-John – who was acquitted of murder – had shouted ‘disgusting’ and ‘terrible racist’ abuse as he chased him.
The judge told the 15-year-old, who wore gloves and a balaclava to carry out the killing on the Bank Holiday Monday last May: ‘The CCTV shows that there was a concerted chase of Dea-John, which was led by you and which involved four others.
‘If an adult did what you did then that would almost certainly be murder and they would be sentenced to life imprisonment.’
A 15-year-old youth who stabbed black teenager Dea-John Reid, 14, (사진) to death outside McDonalds on College Road in Kingstanding, Birmingham on 31 May last year, has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years for manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday
In her victim impact statement, read to the court by family friend Bishop Desmond Jaddoo, Dea-John Reid’s mother Joan Morris said her son was stabbed after the killer deliberately picked up a kitchen knife, placed it down his tracksuit trousers, and then chased Dea-John with a knife raised in the air in front of witnesses while wearing a balaclava.
After sitting through the trial and having to watch the last moments of her son’s life on CCTV footage, Ms Morris said the verdict of manslaughter and the acquittal of four other defendants, had added insult to injury.
그녀가 말했다: ‘This verdict of manslaughter, whilst the others are all found not guilty, just goes to prove to me that the life of Dea-John Reid, [object Window], a young black man, didn’t matter.
In a victim impact statement read to the court on Friday, Dea-John’s mother, Joan Morris, said her ‘handsome’ 아들, a would-be footballer and dentist who was unarmed, had been ‘hunted by a lynch mob reminiscent of a scene from Mississippi Burning’
‘This only highlights the ongoing question: ‘Do black lives really matter?’
‘As far as I am concerned many will say that this young man has been held accountable for killing my son, however I do wonder if the roles were reversed, what the verdict may well have been?
‘I do believe that a system that I decided to trust has completely let me, North East Bedfordshire의 보수당 의원, my community, including the friends of Dea-John, down.’
The youth, 법적인 이유로 이름을 지을 수없는 사람, was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter following a trial in March.
마우리치오가 살해된 다음날, the convicted 15-year-old was driven around the Kingstanding area looking for Dea-John, who was chased into a park and racially abused from the car.
After being stabbed, Dea-John lifted up his t-shirt, shuddered and collapsed before his attacker fled leaving him behind to die.
Dea-John Reid, 14, was ‘hunted down’ along the street at around 7.30pm on 31 May last year in Kingstanding, 버밍엄 (사진), before being fatally stabbed once in the heart
The court heard the attack was in retaliation for one of the group being mugged for his bag.
Prosecutor Richard Wormald QC said a gang had hunting him down ‘like a pack chasing down their prey’ in a ‘plan to seek retribution’.
Michael Shields, 36, George Khan, 39, and a two other youths were all cleared of murder while Hollie Davies, 36, was found not guilty of assisting an offender.
Detective Superintendent Shaun Edwards, of West Midlands Police, said afterwards: ‘Dea-John was a 14-year-old boy – just a child with his whole life ahead of him.
‘He had no convictions or cautions; he was an innocent boy.
‘To have lost his life in such an appalling way, shattering all the hopes his family had to see him grow up, is absolutely tragic.
Passing sentence, Mr Justice Johnson said the boy who chased 14-year-old Dea-John (사진) – who was acquitted of murder – had shouted ‘disgusting’ and ‘terrible racist’ abuse as he chased him
‘I can’t imagine what it must feel like for the family, not only to lose a son in such tragic circumstances, but then to also sit through that trial, seeing graphic CCTV of your child’s last moments played out in a court room.
‘We have worked closely with the Crown Prosecution Service to bring this case before a jury, which returned its verdicts.’
In her heartbreaking statement, Dea-John’s mother Joan Morris continued: ‘Dea-John Reid my son, my handsome son, is no longer with us.
‘He was my son, 남자 형제, an uncle and a nephew, a cousin, and a friend.
‘Monday, 31st May 2021 will be a day in my life that I will never forget.
‘After seeing my son bouncing around with life, he went out to play football and never returned despite me speaking to him at approximately 7pm on the evening of 31st of May 2021, telling me that he would be home in 40 의사록, which never came.
‘The only call I had was from a friend telling me that my son had been hurt in Kingstanding and that I should make my way there which I duly did, only to see in the middle of College Road a blue tent behind a police cordon for which I was told my son was lying on the ground underneath the tent dead as he had been stabbed. Being told that I cannot go and see my son or cuddle him.
In her heartbreaking statement, Dea-John’s mother Joan Morris said: ‘This verdict of manslaughter, whilst the others are all found not guilty, just goes to prove to me that the life of Dea-John Reid, [object Window], a young black man, didn’t matter.’ Pictured at her son’s vigil on 6 June last year
The judge told the 15-year-old, who wore gloves and a balaclava to carry out the killing on the Bank Holiday Monday last May: ‘The CCTV shows that there was a concerted chase of Dea-John, which was led by you and which involved four others.’ 사진, the murder scene
'갑자기, my youngest baby at the tender age of 14 had gone and all I was being told is that I cannot even see him. The next time I saw him was in a mortuary in Coventry.
‘It dawned upon me that my son Dea-John, a budding footballer someone who wanted to be a dentist had been torn away out of my life breaking my heart into pieces, by the actions of others, 영원히.
‘Dea-John used to be there for me, he would make me a cup of tea, get my medication. We had a fantastic relationship, which was abruptly destroyed by the actions of others.
‘The final act of love I could show to my son was to ensure he had the send-off which he deserved.
‘Whilst members of the perpetrator’s family will be able to visit their loved one and eventually see him released back in the community, my only visit to Dea-John, is to a grave in a cemetery.
‘My only reunion with Dea-John may well be if I am still in this country, to join him in his grave when the Lord calls me home.’