06-17-2015, 05:15 AM #1
UK - Jordan Watson, 14, murdered in Carlisle cemetery, 16 June 2015
A 14 year old boy has been found brutally murdered in a cemetary in Carlisle, UK. The cause of death was multiple wounds to the head and neck caused by a sharp implement, whose savagery is said to have shocked police officers. Police are calling for any witnesses who might have seen or heard anything to come forward.......
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...-savage-attack"You can't believe everything you read on the internet." - Abraham Lincoln
06-17-2015, 09:05 AM #2
This is too close. This is where we live
The whole community is in shock, many parents were not wanting to send their children to school this morning. I am absolutely appalled that this has happened in my hometown, very worrying.
The police have released a statement to say an 18yr old has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
I have no clue what is going on in the world. A 14 yr old boy with his whole life ahead of him. I can't imagine what his parents are going through.
06-17-2015, 10:23 AM #3Registered User
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The story said he left a friend's house at 11 pm. He's only 14. I wonder if the parents had been out looking for him when he didn't come home.
06-17-2015, 10:44 AM #4
06-17-2015, 11:49 AM #5
Man, 18, arrested on suspicion of 'savage and brutal' murder of Jordan Watson
And Mirror's, updated:
Jordan Watson murder: Recap as police investigate 'savage' killing of 14-year-old boy
06-18-2015, 03:34 PM #6
A second man has been arrested. A 19yr old
18 and 19yr old men attacking a 14yr old boy! Terrible.
Our local police are doing a good job and I'm sure will catch all those responsible. I hope they are locked up for a long time.
My eldest is 17yrs old and I am struggling with allowing him out. I just don't want him wandering about at the minute, just too damn risky.
What a world we live in!
06-19-2015, 12:10 AM #7Registered User
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I really think it's important to have kids travel in pairs especially at night. Having a phone with them as well.
I don't know what happened in this case but when I was growing up we settled things like honorable men. We were mere boys, yet we had honor.
I've taught mine that there is no honor left in this world. Teach your children how to be safe.
06-21-2015, 09:41 AM #8
12-31-2015, 04:49 AM #9
George Thomson, 18, Brahnn Finley, 19, and Daniel Johnston, 19, pleaded not guilty, via video link, during a hearing at Carlisle Crown Court...
The body of Jordan, from Ridley Road, Currock, Carlisle, was found in a secluded corner of Upperby Cemetery, on Manor Road, on June 16...
They will stand trial on January 12.
01-16-2016, 02:13 AM #10
A work colleague of Mr Thomson, who cannot be identified, told the court the now-19-year-old said he had killed three people on behalf of gangs in Manchester and had once been shot himself...
The witness also claimed that the day after the murder, he saw Mr Thomson trawling news websites looking for details of Jordan's death and pumped his fist every time he came across an item...
The prosecution claim Mr Thomson carried out the murder because he was obsessed with Jordan's 14-year-old girlfriend and wanted him "out of the picture".
The crown court trial - now in its fourth day - today focused on the visit as prosecution and defence teams, along with the judge, examined the area in Carlisle’s Upperby Cemetery where the 14 year old’s body was discovered...
The visit lasted just under one hour, with the jury escorted to various key points, including the grave of Johnston's father, Bobby, who died in December 2014 and who is buried in the opposite corner of the graveyard to where Jordan's body was found.
The grave was visited because Johnston and Finley told police that the reason they were in the cemetery on the night of June 15 was to check on that grave.
01-31-2016, 04:22 PM #11
Murder accused George Thomson told one of his alleged accomplices: “I slit his throat”, the Jordan Watson trial heard.
Brahnn Finley, 19, who is also accused of murder, said Thomson made the claim – and then laughed – during a conversation after a fight he had in a graveyard.
Finley said he did not recognise the other person involved in the “scuffle” at the time – but now knew it was Jordan, 14.
02-29-2016, 02:01 PM #12
Three men convicted of killing a 14-year-old boy in a cemetery posed for a selfie together hours before the “brutal and sustained attack”...
Thomson, who had an “obsessive desire” for Jordan’s 14-year-old girlfriend, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years for murdering his teenage rival.
His co-defendant Finley was also jailed for life with a minimum term of 14 years...
Johnston was found guilty of his manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison after being cleared of murder.
02-29-2016, 06:01 PM #13
Ugh .. these three could be out in the prime of their life ... Scary thought.
03-07-2016, 03:51 PM #14
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