Saturday 17 March 2018

Disturbing CCTV shows boy (13) killing woman on her way home from pub Newsdesk Newsdesk

A 13-year-old boy has become one of the UK's youngest convicted killers after repeatedly stamping on a woman's face as she made her way home from a pub.

Schoolboy Petri Kurti, who can be named after a judge lifted a reporting restriction order, robbed 47-year-old Glynis Bensley before continuously stepping on her head with such force that it left a footprint on her cheek.

After the attack, Kurti fled to a nearby park where it was said he boasted about the vicious incident. Ms Bensley died from brain bleed after the incident.

Kurti had been "running wild" in his home life, according to Sentencing Judge John Warner, who sentenced him to a minimum of 12 years in jail.

"You come from a home where there has been a complete lack of boundaries or structure where neither parents understand the seriousness of your behaviour. They blame others," he said.

"This reinforces your own clear reluctance to take responsibility for your own actions.

"I'm in no doubt that she was targeted by you both, selected to be robbed," the judge said to Kurti and his co-defendant Zoheb Majid (20), who was sentenced to 10 years in jail for manslaughter and robbery.

"She was chosen by you because she was clearly in a vulnerable condition. It started with you Petri Kurti punching her and she went to the ground.

"You Petri Kurti were just 13 when you committed this murder, on the streets late at night effectively running wild. This was a murder committed for gain, a night time robbery. The victim was vulnerable and targeted as such."

Kurti already had previous convictions for attempted theft, assault with intent to steal and battery.

CCTV footage of the brutal attack was released by West Midlands Police. It shows Ms Bensley being dragged to the floor by Kurti moments before Majid arrives on a bike to join in the attack.

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