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A teenager who stabbed to death a former friend during a street fight with knives after they got into a fight after a fight on social media has been jailed for life.
Cameron Cheshire, 18, fatally wounded his old school friend Jack Barry, 19, in the Hamstead area of Birmingham on 7 March.
The pair came to blows on West Road after fighting online over “money or girls,” a Birmingham Crown Court judge heard.
Cheshire held her up to reveal a sword and told Mr. Barry
After meeting by chance, Cheshire held her up to reveal a sword and told Mr. Barry “I’ll hit you” before plunging the knife into her chest.
Emergency services attended, but barry was pronounced dead at the scene, while Cheshire was also stabbed and required treatment.
claiming that Barry had inflicted his own wound on her and that he was simply defending himself with a knife that he found on the street
“One family lost a loved one at a young age and another young man will now spend many years behind bars.
“The evidence suggests that both men were armed with knives that night and it was Cheshire who dealt the fatal blow. Knowing that you have killed someone is a heavy burden on your conscience forever.
Police said that no matter where you live in the West Midlands, knife crime is a problem that affects us all.He said they are playing our role in fighting knife crime, from operational activities aimed at reducing the number of knives on our street to educational supplies.
But the police can’t do it alone, they need everyone’s help to fight knife crime. Their Life or Knife website provides guidance and help to anyone who can support them.
Cameron Cheshire Quicks and Facts
- Cameron Cheshire, 18, fatally wounded his former school friend Jack Barry, 19
- Court heard the pair came to blows in the Hamstead area of Birmingham
- Cheshire lifted his top to reveal a blade and told Mr Barry ‘I will shank you up’
- Cheshire was found guilty of murder and possession of a bladed article
- He was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum term of 18 years