Teenage boy sentenced to life in prison for Xbox murder

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of stabbing a Manchester teenager to death.

Shane Boyd was convicted last year of the murder of Conor Black during an alleged argument over an Xbox game.

Conor, also 16, died after suffering a single stab wound to his upper left shoulder in Moston on August 16th.

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BRACHATTACK3505d ago (Edited 3505d ago )

Rot in hell, you aren't a true gamer.

EDIT - LOL @ Disagree, you agree with murder then?

techie3505d ago

Maybe they don't believe in hell? Just to hazard a guess.

acheashadow3505d ago

Anybody that clearly agrees with murder is sick and pathetic. A 16yr old boy has lost his life because he had his Xbox game stolen. What a sad waste of life. I hope Shane Boyd (who is still a boy himself) understands what he has done in Prison - He may of been the biggest fish in the pond on his estate but now he is a minnow in a sea of criminals.

Doppy3505d ago

When I first saw the headline I thought this punishment was entirely too much, I mean most people only get 10 years in prison for murder (20 should be the minimum unless it was COMPLETE self defense). But after reading it he needs to be there. This was planned, and ultimately stupid he took someone's life over a Xbox. That's crazy. I truly want to know what happened that made the Xbox argument end up with these results.

solidsnakus3505d ago

20 years for murder wtf kinda bs is that. i say anyone that kills anyone should be put to life in prison. come on , wtf happend to equal right here. so while the victims are dead the guy that killed em just roams around freely. thats just not right.

ChickeyCantor3505d ago (Edited 3505d ago )

" Rot in hell, you aren't a true gamer. "

This isn't even the case of being a gamer or not.
So in a sense you falter.
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Also while he gets life others do indeed get out early.
But hey thats the system we live in.

Good for him =D

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TOO PAWNED3505d ago

Typical 360 gamer. Aggressive and violent. Did i mention underage?
Glad that i game on mature and amazing PS3.

jspc19893505d ago

a young man lost his life and all u care about is taking jabs at other people who dont own ''your console''. Its sad, i feel sorry for you.

Condolenses to his loved ones, and yes, for murdering someone, that sentence is well deserved.

Mike Wallace3505d ago

someone gets murdered and you make it into a console war? you're messed up

LoydX-mas3505d ago

But you chose to ignore all of them.


if your comment is any indication of the kind of " mature gamers " that are on psn, then i will stay well away from it.

even for a ps3 fanboy, that's low.

and people wonder why there is so much hate that goes around.

Dorwrath3505d ago

Well according to SKY News it was over a Plastation 3

techie3505d ago

No, the judge though an equivalent for "games console" was "playstation." Hence Sky's confusion.

DarthTigra 3505d ago

I dont know what's sadder,the fact that you said that,or that atm 5 people agreed with you.

N2NOther3505d ago

I guess you forgot about this:

And for the hell of it I decided to post this in response to your "mature" comment...


1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
2. Literature.
a. a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
b. (esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.
3. Socratic irony.
4. dramatic irony.
5. an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
6. the incongruity of this.
7. an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.
8. an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality, etc.

no_more_trolling3505d ago

yes toopawned. keep showing us ur level of "maturity".

keep it up buddy. ur doing so well

creeture3504d ago

thats why I game on PS3

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TheHater3505d ago

He made a choice so now let him live with it. But I am actually surprise that he is going to jail. I thought he was going to juvi or something considering he is underage.

skip2mylou3505d ago

trialed as an adult? or did this person who submited this article get the info wrong?

metalhead3505d ago

ya if your under 18 and your crime is serious enough you can get tried as an adult. Which is what obviously happened to him. He will be put in juvy for 2 years then sent to prison.

Leathersoup3505d ago

I'm guessing that his threatening to kill anyone who pointed him out would have tipped the scale.

JeffGUNZ3505d ago

That criminal acts committed by a juvenile can be directly filed. Which means, a crime with severe bodily harm can or high graded felonies CAN be tried as an adult. For example, Armed burglary would most likely be a direct file ( bound over to adult system). A regular burglary would not, even though it's a felony (armed, meaning a weapon, makes the offense in the aggrivated range due to a weapons enhancement). Murders are a complete different story, they are NEVER processed as a juvenile when murder occurs from the age of 10 and older. Under 10, it's illegal to bound a juvenile to adult.

I work in Probation, I know the law very well. I am surprised this isn't a capital case. It should be Murder 1, since there was intent, meaning he traveled to the house with a knife, wasn't a spur of the moment. It's uncharted land to discuss capital punishment for juveniles. I believe the Supreme Court held that it's illegal to put a person under the age of 18 to death. Thus, he got life in prison.

This is the criminal justice system working.

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TheTwelve3505d ago (Edited 3505d ago )

Now he will get played with by the "gamers" in prison.

(And he's not going to jail, he's going to prison. There is a difference.)


Power_Of_Flops_3505d ago

Only Xbox fanboys are so retarded they can kill over a game...

LoydX-mas3505d ago

And only you are so retarded to make such an ignorant comment.

JeffGUNZ3505d ago (Edited 3505d ago )

Yeah, if was a PS3, the kid would have just killed himself.

hippo243504d ago (Edited 3504d ago )

Well only a true DlCK would joke about something like this, and be absolutely serious...

Theres something fishy if the first think that crosses your mind after hearing this story, are thoughts about console wars.

Have fun you sick

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