‘Psychopath’ teen said on Snapchat ‘I just killed a man and I’ll do it again’

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A 'psychopath' teenager allegedly admitted he would kill again after murdering a dad-of-four, a court heard.

James Gibbons, 34, was celebrating his twin daughters' second birthday when he was stabbed to death outside his home in Laindon, Essex.

A 16-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons is suspected of knifing the loving father at around 9.30pm on May 2 this year.

Mr Gibbons who had offered a homeless man some dinner immediately before an altercation with youths, bled to death as he was rushed to hospital.

Chelmsford Crown Court heard on Wednesday how the teenager charged with Mr Gibbons' murder boasted how he wanted to kill more people, The Sun reports.

Simon Taylor QC, prosecuting, told the jury how within hours of the stabbing, the teenager admitted: "Yeah, I did… I don't care I'm a psychopath."

When told by pals over Snapchat that Mr Gibbons had died, the teen replied: "Yeah, I know. I might as well go and kill everyone else I don't like."

Another witness claims the defendant later shared a Snapchat story titled: "I just killed a man and I'll do it again".

Mr Taylor said not all witness statements reported seeing the stabbing which cost the kitchen fitting boss his life.

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Mr Gibbons' partner told the police how he told her teenagers were causing trouble outside their home as the birthday party was going on.

CCTV footage shown to the jury recorded Mr Gibbons talking to a group of youths near his home before he was stabbed four times in his stomach.

Mr Taylor QC said Mr Gibbons had left the party to give homeless Christopher French some food, at which point youths started harassing him.

Mr Gibbons is said to have told them to "get lost" or he would "knock them out".

Mr French says the two youngsters came back with lots more mates after 10 minutes and were chases away by Mr Gibbons down an alleyway.

The jury heard how Mr Gibbons returned "flapping his arms" as he revealed fresh stab wounds before falling backwards.

The case continues.

  • Teenagers
  • Crime
  • Knife Crime
  • Courts

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