An alcohol-fuelled 14-year-old boy "allowed to run wild" killed a father-of-two in an unprovoked street attack after wishing him "Happy New Year", a court has heard.
Kyle Major followed his victim who had just asked his group of friends for directions and felled him from behind with a punch to the back of the head.London:
A mother wept in court as one of the youngest children to plead guilty to murder was locked up at the Old Bailey for a minimum of 11 years.
The 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to stabbing 53-year-old Christopher Barry twice in the chest outside his home in Edmonton, north London, on December 14 last year.The parallels are unnerving.
The court heard that Major, of Devonshire Road, had consumed six bottles of Budweiser lager and a quarter of a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey on the night. He regularly drank to excess and was also an habitual user of cannabis.
The teenager already had seven previous convictions for non-violent offences such as burglary and theft. He had been under the supervision of a youth offending team since December 2013 following various court orders but his response was said to have been "poor" and he was described in reports as acting in "a reckless and carefree manner" with no regard to the consequences to himself or others.Probably because for him there really were no consequences. Just as there were none for the London feral:
The court heard the boy had been a member of a Wood Green gang since he was just 10 and had been excluded from a school after receiving a police warning for carrying a knife on its premises.Both men were ordinary decent members of the public. Because these ferals so vary rarely kill the likes of Frances Crook or Camila Batmanghelidjh,
Eloi who see to it that they never have to face the Morlocks they excuse and sympathise and weep over.