Bailey Gwynne case: Boy, 16, guilty of killing fellow pupil

The BBC is reporting that a teenager who stabbed a 16-year-old to death in an Aberdeen school has been found guilty of culpable homicide.

Bailey Gwynne died after being stabbed in the heart at Cults Academy last October.

The 16-year-old accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had denied murder.

The jury at the High Court in Aberdeen took an hour and 40 minutes to find him guilty of the lesser charge. Sentence was deferred until 1 April.

Judge Lady Stacey told the accused he would be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh and would be given a custodial sentence…

It emerged during evidence that Bailey had a major loss of blood after suffering a single stab wound during a fight.

He was in a corridor with a group of boys and made a remark about one of them getting fatter after refusing him a second biscuit.

In accounts given by witnesses, the jury heard that Bailey turned round and squared up to the accused after he made a comment about his mother.

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See also from the BBC: Bailey Gwynne case: When an ordinary school day turned to horror

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