A teenage killer is due in court today to be sentenced for stabbing a 15-year-old boy to death.
He stabbed 15-year-old Sam Baker in a knife attack in Lowedges in May – one of eight fatal stabbings in Sheffield so far this year.
Sam was rushed to hospital with stab wounds after violence flared on Lowedges Road on Thursday, May 24 but he died an hour later.
His attacker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been charged with murder but it was claimed it was ‘self defence gone too far’ and the prosecution accepte his plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter.
David Brooke QC, prosecuting, told Sheffield Crown Court that the killer had claimed it was his victim, Sam, who had been carrying the knife and initially attacked him.
The boy also claimed he was robbed at knifepoint by Sam in an earlier incident.
Mr Brooke said it was not possible to prove conclusively who had been carrying the knife on the night of the stabbing.