55-year-old Stephen Gallagher has been sentenced to existence imprisonment after for stabbing his father, 76-year-old Thomas, to loss of life right through a heated argument over their broadband pace connection.
Gallagher who reported the case to the United state police after committing the ugly homicide stated that his father irritates him and ignores right through an issue.
Naija Information learnt that Gallagher grabbed the telephone clear of his father Thomas, smashed the telephone at the ground, and stabbed him greater than a dozen instances. Gallagher then known as 999 and confessed what had taken position to the telephone operator, and went into “some element”, prosecutor Mark Wyeth informed the courtroom.
‘I may just see he used to be in ache and he stated ‘Steve’ – I sought after to complete him off stabbed him once more and informed him to die.’
Paul Lewis QC, protecting, stated:
‘It’s past comprehension that what began as an issue over one of these trivial subject because the web supplier at their house may just consequence on this tragic homicide.‘There used to be an issue between father and son. What started as a trivial argument resulted in the defendant cross to his bed room and retrieving the knife.’
Sentencing him at Swansea Crown Courtroom, the pass judgement on passed him a existence sentence with at least 13 years and 4 months and stated he would no longer be eligible to be thought to be for unlock till 2033.
“As you already know, chances are you’ll, in reality, by no means be launched,” he added.
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