Man admits manslaughter of Northampton teenager Liam Hunt
May 11, 2018
Eighteen year old Derice Wright, from Abington, Northampton, has today (Friday, May 11) pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Northampton teenager Liam Hunt.
Last week, jurors in the 13-week trial at Northampton Crown Court also found three other young men guilty of manslaughter and one man guilty of murder.
Kane Allaban-Hamilton, aged 18, of Camp Hill, Northampton, was found guilty of murder.
Lee Warren, aged 18, of Queens Park, Northampton, Aaron Joseph, aged 21, of Waltham Forest, London and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found guilty of manslaughter.
James Dodd, aged 19, of Camp Hill, Northampton, was found not guilty of all charges.
The jury was discharged while deliberating charges against two further defendants – Wright and a 17-year-old youth – who appeared in court again today (Friday, May 11).
Wright, from Abington, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The 17-year-old was found not guilty of all charges.
Liam suffered four stab wounds, including a fatal wound to his neck, during the attack in St George’s Street, Semilong, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
Senior Investigation Officer Detective Inspector Phil Mills, who led the investigation, said: “Liam was a young man, just 17-years-old, with his whole future ahead of him.
“Not only did he lose his life in a senseless attack, his murder has caused pain and suffering to his family and friends from which they will never fully recover.”
CCTV footage showing Kane Allaban-Hamilton,Derice Wright, Lee Warren, Aaron Joseph and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on the way to and from the killing of Liam Hunt.