His mother Rebecca said she is “living a nightmare”.
They said Mr Potter had his troubles with police but was “maturing” and spending time at the gym. He had a passion for picking herbs.Hmmmm, well, herbal things, anyway.
Gasson had claimed he was acting in self defence as he believed Mr Potter held a knife to his throat while trying to steal his drugs.
But witnesses did not see a knife being used by Mr Potter, who died from his injuries in nearby Watson Close in November last year.
Gasson told police: “I saw red, I had no control. It was all like instinct.”Aren't humans supposed to rise above animal instinct?
After a three-week trial at Hove Crown Court, a jury found him guilty of murder and of possessing a knife in public.
Gasson separately admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply.
Judge Jeremy Gold QC jailed him for life, with a minimum term of 15 years.NHI..