Teenage killer to be sentenced over fatal stabbingÂ of Sheffield boy, 15
A teenage killer is due in court today to be sentenced for stabbing a 15-year-old boy to death.
He stabbedÂ 15-year-old Sam Baker in a knife attack in Lowedges in May '“Â one ofÂ eight fatal stabbings in Sheffield so far this year.
Sam was rushed to hospitalÂ with stab wounds after violence flared on Lowedges Road on Thursday, May 24 but he died an hour later.
His attacker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been charged with murder but it was claimed it was '˜self defence gone too far' and the prosecution accepteÂ his plea to the lesser charge ofÂ manslaughter.
David Brooke QC,Â prosecuting, told SheffieldÂ Crown Court that the killer had claimedÂ it was his victim, Sam, who had been carrying the knife and initially attacked him.
The boy also claimed he was robbed at knifepoint by Sam in an earlierÂ incident.
Mr Brooke said it was not possible to prove conclusively who had been carrying the knife on the night of the stabbing.