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A mother and son were found guilty of killing a 17-year old in a machete attack.

Nicola Leighton was ‘furious’ after Levi Ernest-Morrison and her friends kept knocking on her door looking for her son Tyreese Ulysses.

When 19-year-old Ulises found out that his mother was being “hassled,” he rounded up his friends, all armed with knives, the jury was told.

They jumped out of Leighton’s “distinctive” red Suzuki 4×4 jeep and some of the group chased after Levi and one of his friends.

Levi, who had autism and nerve damaged that caused him to fall, meaning he needed to walk on a crutch, was caught and fatally stabbed on the night of April 10.

Leighton, of Sydenham, was convicted of murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Ulysses, from Catford, south London, who previously admitted to having a gun, was acquitted of murder but found guilty of manslaughter by a 10-to-two majority after a jury deliberated for more than 40 hours.

Two young men, aged 16 and 17, who had also admitted to having weapons, were unanimously convicted of murder.

Composite image of Levi Ernest-Morrison and a court sketch of the mother and son convicted of killing him, Nichola Leighton and Tyreese Ulysses.

The pair were found guilty of killing Levi Ernest-Morrison (left) (Picture: SWNS)

Prosecutor Bill Emlyn Jones QC said

Prosecutor Bill Emlyn Jones QC said the attack lasted only 30 seconds before the group ran towards the waiting car, driven by Leighton, which then sped away.

Angry mom ‘led her son and her friends to kill the boy who knocked on her door’ Levi Ernest Morrison Leighton, 36, admitted to talking the children to the scene, but denied knowing they were armed, while his son claimed they just wanted to scare off the gang.

Sydenham’s mother was found guilty of murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Ulysses, from Catford, South London, admitted to having a gun and was acquitted of murder.

However, he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter by a majority of 10 to two, after a jury deliberated for more than 40 hours.

Jones said:

Jones said: “That night when Levi and the others  knocked on her door, Nichola Leighton was furious.

She “she called the police and told the police that if the boys came back, she was going to beat them.

But before calling the police, she contacted her son Tyreese Ulysses.

“The prosecution says that, having heard from her mother that Levi and her friends had gone to her mother’s house and were harassing her, he rallied the troops.”

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  • Levi Ernest-Morrison, who had autism, was stabbed to death on April 10
  • Nicola Leighton admitting driving her son Tyreese Ulysses to scene of killing
  • Ulysses rallied friends after hearing Levi had been knocking on his mother’s door
  • Armed with knives, Ulysses and friends chased Levi who was fatally stabbed
  • Leighton was today found guilty of murder and having an offensive weapon
  • Ulysses, who admitted having a weapon, was convicted of manslaughter 
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