Friday, September 21, 2012

Mustafa Gurpinar Jailed Life

Image: Leroy James was stabbed in a park in north London last year

A 15-year-old boy has been given a life sentence for the killing of schoolboy Leroy James.

Mustafa Gurpinar who was 14 at the time, knifed victim Leroy James, also 14, during a pre-arranged fight.

Gurpinar had challenged Leroy on Facebook to a fight in a local play area in Ponders End, north London, in August last year.

But he pulled a knife out of his pocket when the larger boy got the better of him, the Old Bailey heard.

Gurpinar was found guilty of murder by a 10-2 majority, and guilty of having a knife as an offensive weapon, last month. Read More