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Lewis Gill Killed Andrew Young On A Bournemouth Street: But It Wasn’t Murder

by | 26th, February 2014

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LEWIS Gill, 20, punched Andrew Young, 40, hard enough for the older man to fall down on a street in Bournemouth. Mr Young hit his head on the pavement. He never recovered, dying in hospital.

We know what went before the attack. Just before 4:25pm Mr Young was upset that Gill’s friend Victor Ibitoye had been riding his pushbike on the pavement. He told the cyclists it was a “dangerous activity”. As Ibitoye rode away, Gill, approaching form the Mr Young’s side, swung his fist. Mr Young goes down hard. Gill swaggers off. A youngish looking women with the pair, barely registers the horror, twiddling her hair as she walks on. But Ibitoye stops. Looks back. And gets off his bike. He appears concerned for Mr Young.

At Salisbury Crown Court, Gill admitted one charge of manslaughter. The judge sentenced him to four-and-a-half years.

As well as being a violent nutcase, Gill is conniving to the point of parody.

Prosecutor Kerry Maylin said: “The defendant claims he was worried about Andrew Young because he thought he was being menacing. He said Andrew Young put his hand to his pocket and he thought he was going to pull out a knife or a gun.”

If only he had.

Gill aded that Mr Young had made a racist comment. No proof of that. No-one else heard anything of the sort.

Gill was attempting to argue provocation. The 1976 case, Regina v Whitfield, provocation was summarised as:

“Some act or series of acts done by the dead man to the accused which would cause in any reasonable person and actually causes in the accused, a sudden and temporary loss of control, rendering the accused so subject to passion as to make him for the moment not the master of his mind.”

Did Gill get off

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