|Gloucester Crown Court
|Mr Justice Chamberlain
|James Dawes QC
15-year-old Harley Demmon and 17-year-old Joshua Hall had previous arguments over something that was allegedly said to a girl, messages between the two showed the tensions.
The pair agreed to meet to talk out their differences.
16th April 2021, the pair met at the sports ground at Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire. After words were exchanged a fight broke out. Demmon had come armed with a knife, stuffed in his waistband. In the ensuing fight he stabbed Joshua Hall in the abdomen, and nearly cut off his thumb, as well as stabbing him in the arm, a total of six stab wounds were inflicted.
17th April 2021, Joshua died from his injuries at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
21st April 2021, at Bristol Crown Court, Demmen was allowed not to attend and did not enter a plea to the charge of murder, he was remanded into secure local authority accommodation.
Monday 25th October 2021, Trial starts at Gloucester Crown Court in front of Mr Justice Chamberlain.
Wednesday 3rd November 2021, at Gloucester Crown Court, Demmon, then aged-16, was found guilty of murder.
Friday 4th February 2022, Demmon is sentenced to life with a minimum term of 14-years behind bars.
Eligible for parole in august 2035