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London: Mother weeps as boy (13) is jailed for murder

By Emily Pennink

A mother wept in court as one of the youngest children to plead guilty to murder was locked up at the Old Bailey for a minimum of 11 years.

The 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to stabbing 53-year-old Irishman Christopher Barry twice in the chest outside his home in north London, on December 14 last year.

The court heard he had left a 13th birthday party with a group of friends to see another boy on to the bus home in time for an 8pm curfew.

On their way back to the party, they went to the wrong block of flats and came across Mr Barry, accompanied by his girlfriend Sabrina Finn, outside who refused them entry.

He followed Mr Barry into a lift where he produced a kitchen knife and demanded: "What you saying now? What you saying now?" before stabbing him fatally twice.

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