A KNIFE-mad teen who killed a 14-year-old schoolboy after becoming “obsessed” with his girlfriend had a cache of killer blades in his bedroom, The Sun reports. George Thomson, 19, subjected Jordan Watson to a “brutal and sustained attack” at a cemetery before leaving his body slumped under a blood-stained tree.
A court heard the killer had an “unusually large” quantity of deadly weapons next to his bed, including dozens of knives, swords, a machete, a cleaver, a stun gun, replica rifles and a crossbow. Shocked cops also found a Gurkha knife with blood on it under Thomson’s bed.
In total 70 weapons were removed from the room, jurors at Carlisle crown court were told. Jordan suffered “terrible injuries” to his head and neck in the vicious attack at the city’s Upperby Cemetery. A court heard Thomson killed him over his “obessive desire” for Jordan’s girlfriend, also 14, “festered and grew in intensity”.
Thomson was said to be infatuated with the girl and would “kill anyone for her”. He decided he wanted the young boy he saw as his love rival “out of the picture”. Thomson was said to have lured the schoolboy to the cemetery on the late evening of June 15 last year with an “almost certainly fictional” arrangement to sell some weapons to another man.
The jury found Thomson, of Carlisle, guilty of his murder.
Brahnn Finley, 19, of Carlisle, was also found guilty of murder. The jury is still deliberating on a third man accused, Daniel Johnston, 20, who allegedly was present during the murder and there to “lend support” to Thomson. The jury resumed its deliberations after trial judge, Mr Justice Green, said he would accept majority verdicts of at least 10-2.