Dad tries to blame 14-year-old son for murder he committed, court hears

2018-04-19 12:24
PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images

PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A dad from the UK allegedly tried get his 14-year-old son to take the blame for a murder because he thought the boy would get a lighter punishment.  

According to Mirror UK, it’s the state’s case that Matthew Moseley (50) gave his shotgun to his son Thomas after he (Moseley) had killed a man on the doorstep of his house.

Moseley is facing murder charges for killing Lee Holt (32), who had gone to the house to as part of an on-going clash between Thomas and Lee’s partner’s son that dates back to 2016.

Moseley allegedly shot Lee dead with his Beretta semi-automatic shotgun, before handing the weapon to his son.

"It is the prosecution’s case that Matthew Moseley, from the outset, has sought to manipulate his son into accepting responsibility for the shooting and the death of Lee Holt,” advocate Robert O'Sullivan told the court, The Telegraph reported.

“Thomas initially did just that, out of what you may think was loyalty and love for his father.”

The teenager was arrested and interviewed by the police “before the truth came out”.

The prosecutor said Moseley was putting emotional pressure on his son to take the blame.

Moseley made several calls to his son and wife Julia while awaiting trial in prison.

In one call he told Julia, “I weren't even f****** aiming. I just picked it up and bang,” according to Sky News.

In a separate call to Thomas, he told his son that prosecution was going to face a life sentence.

“They are going for life. You do realise that? They did explain that to you? I will never see you again. I will never, ever get out... because they coerced you into changing your statement."

The trial continues.

Sources: Mirror UK, Telegraph UK, Sky News

Read more on:    uk

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.