A teenager was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a 42-year-old man, breaking his skull with a cricket bat, while looking for the stolen bikes to his two stepchildren in Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom. According to Stafford's Court, Jimmy Owens, 16, "crawled behind" Derek Whyteside in broad daylight and "split his skull" with a single shot. After collapsing on the ground, he was attacked and kicked by Owens' father, William, 40, and his uncle Gareth, 39. Some witnesses said that the young man, who had taken an exam at school that morning, shouted that he had "killed" him while Mr. Whyteside lay helpless on the road. The 42bebe was admitted to the hospital but died two days later, on June 20th.
Today Owens has been jailed for life for a minimum period of 10 years. "You brought a weapon to the scene, you meant to use it, and you did it to commit the murder, and the crime was committed in the middle of the day in the presence of children," Judge Paul Glenn said. The 16 year old tried to defend himself: "I had aimed at the shoulder, I did not want to kill him". The victim's lawyer explained: "He was looking for two stolen bicycles, in addition to those responsible for the theft, while he was there, he was hit on the back of his head with a club, the impact fractured his skull." aggression Derek would have faced the teenager who escaped.The force of the blow brought the man's head to clash on the asphalt causing another rift, and died 48 hours later.The prosecution established that William Owens Gareth Owens "used or threatened illegal violence" at the scene of the attack on Mr. Whyteside, which is why the boy's father was sentenced to 20 months, while his uncle will be sentenced in the next hearing.