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Teenager Found Guilty Of Killing His Mother


1:29pm 10th December 2012
(Updated 4:40pm 10th December 2012)

A Weymouth teenager has been found guilty of murdering his mother.

17 year old Kieren George Smith stabbed 42 year old Leah Whittle to death at their home in Benville Road on Saturday the 21st July this year.

The jury at Winchester Crown Court delivered their verdict today after an eight day trial.

Smith is due to be sentenced at the same court tomorrow, Tuesday 11 December 2012.

Following the conviction, Detective Inspector Marcus Hester, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “This case involved a particularly horrific and sustained attack on a woman who was unable to defend herself.

“The jury has reached the correct verdict and in due course Kieren Smith will be sentenced as appropriate.

“This is a very tragic case where a young man, through his own violent actions, has killed his mother.

“He now has to face the consequences of these actions as well as to live with the loss of his mother.

“Our sympathy is with Leah Whittle’s family and friends who are still coming to terms with their loss.”

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