In the message, Kyle McGuinness mocked the teenager he left behind fighting for his life, saying: “shame enjoy the hospital boy,” followed by two “roll on the floor laughing” emojis.
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A teenage knifeman sent a sickening Snapchat message mocking his victim after nearly killing a 16-year-old boy.
Just before sending the chilling message, which included an image of a serrated-blade knife, Kyle McGuinness had stabbed the boy in the stomach, leaving him fighting for his life.
“Two of you tried to stab me,” read the message sent by McGuinness.
“Shame, enjoy the hospital boy.” The message ended with two laughing emoji rolling around on the floor, they reported MEN.
About five months later, he stabbed another man to death.
McGuinness was declared “dangerous” and sentenced to nine years in prison at Manchester Crown Court earlier this week.
The 17-year-old is now allowed to name himself after the Manchester Evening News successfully applied to have the reporting restrictions imposed because of his age lifted.
He received an extended five-year sentence and a four-year extended license term.
Prosecutors told how McGuinness got off a bus before the first stabbing in Ashton-under-Lyne after spending the evening with his girlfriend.
At around 10 p.m. on August 18, he got into an argument with two 16-year-old boys. They began a verbal altercation over “territory” after confronting McGuinness.
“What the hell are you good brother?” said the 16-year-old victim. The series then referred to “Bridge”, slang for Stalybridge. “Where’s Bridge? I don’t even know where Bridge is, bro,” the defendant said.
“Where’s your boy? Tell me where the hell he is,” said the 16-year-old. McGuinness, who is said to have been “terrified”, ran away and the two 16-year-olds began chasing him along Penny Meadow in the town centre.
McGuinness suddenly stopped and stabbed one of them after pulling a knife from his waistband. His victim was hospitalized and admitted to intensive care, where he spent ten days in the hospital.
The boy would have died had it not been for the intervention of medics at Manchester Royal Infirmary, the court heard. McGuinness was released on bail and placed under an “intense” surveillance package.
But he proceeded to stab another victim to death around 10 a.m. in broad daylight on January 15. Two young men aged 16 and 21 chatted outside shops on Upper Chorlton Road in Old Trafford.
At first they appeared to be friends, but later the mood turned sour. Shortly after McGuinness arrived, the 21-year-old “pounced” on him while armed with a hammer.
McGuinness then stabbed him in the chest, and the 16-year-old began repeatedly punching, kicking and stomping on him. The attackers fled and the victim suffered a lung puncture.
Gwen Henshaw defended herself, saying McGuinness “entrenched himself in the culture of knife crime”, suffered violence as a child and was placed in foster care.
She added he has low IQ and suffers from undiagnosed ADHD.
McGuinness, who has no fixed address, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault under Section 20, assault under Section 18 and possession of a bladed object.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sickening-snapchat-message-teen-knifeman-27257428 Disgusting Snapchat message sent by teen knifeman after nearly killing 16-year-old boy