A 17-YEAR-OLD child who stabbed a immature footballer to death has been sealed up for 9 years.
The teenager, who can't be named for authorised reasons, knifed Luke Wallace, 16, to death during a fight in the Baillieston area of Glasgow on Jun 17 last year.
Luke was stabbed in the groin with a close knife and suffered outrageous blood detriment from a severed artery.
He died eight days after in hospital.
A jury at the High Court conference in Glasgow found the teen guilty of culpable carnage last month.
He claimed he had been behaving in self-defence.
A sentencing conference was told the teen had suffered a uneasy credentials and had been bullied at school.
The justice also listened it was the youth’s first offence.
Defending, Gordon Jackson said: “There was utterly serious provocation. He was walking up the street with a girl and he was utterly badly attacked.
“There was sincerely serious assault shown towards him.”
Sentencing, Judge Lord Woolman said: “You stabbed Luke with a lock-back knife and he died several days later.
“You claimed he had brought the knife, forsaken it and you picked it up, but the jury convicted you of having a knife in a open place.
“However, you were pounded first and only inflicted one gash wound.”
The justice listened Luke, who played for Drumchapel Amateur Football Club had been with crony Josh McFall, 18, when they confronted the 17-year-old.
Mr McFall had a piece of timber in his palm and Luke had a pile of concrete, which he threw at the teenager.
The torpedo then chased Luke along Glasgow Road before stabbing him once.
The 17-year-old then fled the stage by throwing a train before after revelation friends, ‘I’ve just stabbed someone’.