Teenage killer locked up for manslaughter

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A TEENAGER has been locked up for 18 months for battering a family friend in a Christmas Day attack - which killed him 48 hours later.

Dale Eusman, aged 40, of Ash Close, Killamarsh, died two days after he was attacked by Nicholas Robinson.

Mr Eusman suffered an epileptic fit and choked on the blood caused by his injuries.

Nottingham Crown Court heard Robinson, then 18, had gone to the victim’s house on Christmas Day to discuss an argument which had taken place between his younger brother and Mr Eusman.

Mr Eusman swung at Robinson, who reacted by punching him three times, leaving him with a badly broken nose and bruising to his face.

But Mr Eusman, who had been diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009, refused to go to hospital.

Two days later, on December 27 last year, ambulance crews were called to his home at 1.25am.

He had suffered a seizure and paramedics were unable to save him.

Robinson, formerly of Killamarsh but now lives at Fairburn Way, Stannington, Sheffield, was originally charged with murder but the charge was later reduced to manslaughter.

He was found guilty by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court.