#information Teenage one-punch killer who walked away laughing after unprovoked attack is locked up for six years #WorldNews
Kieran Scott (pictured), 19 has been locked up for six years following an attack on ‘defenceless’ sufferer Daniel Thomas, 53
A teenage one-punch killer who walked off laughing after an unprovoked attack on his sufferer has been locked up for six years.
Kieran Scott, 19, lashed out at defenceless Daniel Thomas, 53, whereas he was sitting on a bench in Hull on June 14 this yr.
Hull Crown Court heard that Scott was irritated at Mr Thomas – often called Mark – for ‘getting lairy’ with him and being ‘cheeky’.
Following the attack, Mr Thomas by no means regained consciousness and died two days later in hospital from a bleed in his mind.
Scott, of Sherburn Street, Hull, pleaded responsible to manslaughter.
He was initially accused of homicide however the prosecution accepted his responsible plea to the lesser offence.
Richard Thompson, prosecuting, mentioned that on June 14 2022 Mr Thomas was sitting on a bench on the nook of Newbridge Road and Sherburn Street, with a can of cider in his hand.
A lady was standing and speaking to him however he was being ‘fairly argumentative’ along with her, the court docket heard.
Kieran Scott (pictured), 19, lashed out at defenceless Daniel Thomas, 53, whereas he was sitting on a bench in Hull on June 14 this yr.
Following the attack, Mr Thomas (pictured) by no means regained consciousness and died two days later in hospital from a bleed in his mind
Two males, together with Scott, approached from Sherburn Street and requested Mr Thomas, the lady, and one other man in the event that they wished something – which they assumed to imply medication – however all of them declined.
The males turned and double-backed to the bench however Scott approached Mr Thomas, who was sitting on the bench together with his elbows resting on his knees ‘in his personal world’.
Mr Thompson mentioned: ‘Without warning, he struck the deadly blow together with his proper hand to the top of the deceased.’
The blow was ‘unprovoked and fully surprising’ and landed on the left cheek of Mr Thomas with an ‘audible thud’, the court docket heard.
Scott and the opposite man walked away.
Mr Thompson mentioned: ‘They had been each laughing and didn’t look again. The deceased fell sideways onto the bench after which dropped to the ground.’
Mr Thomas was unresponsive and there was blood coming from the left facet of his mouth, the court docket heard.
Mr Thompson continued: ‘His face was turning blue and he didn’t seem like respiration.
‘An ambulance was referred to as by one other passer-by. This name was positioned at 5:22pm. Other members of the general public stopped to help and resuscitation directions got over the phone.’
Scott later instructed one other man: ‘I solely hit him as soon as’.
When he was requested why he did it, Scott mentioned that Mr Thomas had been ‘getting lairy’.
Scott later woke up his mom and instructed her: ‘I’ve hit Mark Thomas and I believe he is lifeless so we have got to go.’ He then left the property in a rush.
Mr Thomas was unresponsive when paramedics arrived and he was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary.
It was discovered that he had suffered a bleed on the mind, which couldn’t be operated on.
He was initially put in an induced coma whereas additional medical exams had been carried out.
The attack occured on June 14 2022 on a bench on the nook of Newbridge Road and Sherburn Street, Hull
The following day, his household was instructed that the prognosis was very poor and, on June 16, life assist was withdrawn. He had by no means regained consciousness after the assault.
Scott later instructed police throughout interview that he punched Mr Thomas as soon as in his face as a result of he was being ‘cheeky’ to him and this had irritated him.
Scott has convictions for 20 earlier offences, together with assault in August and September 2018 and affray in September 2018.
He was convicted of intimidating a witness in October 2018, which concerned telling a girl that he would ‘put her home windows by way of’ if she reported him to the police.
He had convictions for possessing hashish and prison harm in 2019 and for dealing with stolen items in January final yr.
He was locked up for two years in October final yr at Hull Crown Court for housebreaking, supplying Class A medication, and possessing hashish. He was launched on January 25.
For the manslaughter, Scott has been sentenced to six years in a Young Offender Institution.
Judge John Thackray KC mentioned Mr Thomas was ‘completely no menace’ to Scott in any respect and the attack was ‘fully unprovoked and surprising’.
The court docket heard that Scott knew Mr Thomas was not paying consideration and was drunk and was unable to defend himself.
Scott, who was sporting a gray T-shirt and a gray jacket, confirmed indicators of being upset as he was led out of the dock.