Son of music star Goldie jailed for life over disabled man's murder
Tuesday 07 September 2010
The son of dance music star Goldie was jailed for life today after stabbing a disabled man to death.
Jamie Price chased Marlon Morris before stabbing him four times, once fatally in the heart.
Mr Morris, an associate of the Pendeford Crew, had been out drinking with friends and was unarmed when he was attacked by 23-year-old Price in Wolverhampton city centre on August 24 2008.
Price, a member of rivals the Heath Town gang, was told today that he must serve at least 21 years in prison after he was found guilty of murder at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday.
Goldie was not in court today as Price was handed his sentence by Judge John Milmo QC.
Passing sentence, the judge said: "The background here is gang culture. The refusal of gangs to accept the law of the land, coupled with the desire to impose their own anarchic ways, cannot be tolerated by society.
"In a case of this kind there are no winners, only losers. Everyone involved here has lost and lost in a very significant sense, whether the sentence is one of life or one of death."
The court heard that 21-year-old Mr Morris, who wore his left arm in a sling after a motorcycle accident, was attacked by Price at about 3.30am in Broad Street, where much of the city's nightlife is concentrated.
The first trial of Price, from Heath Town, Wolverhampton, had collapsed at the city's Crown Court last year due to an issue over CCTV evidence and a retrial was ordered to take place at Nottingham Crown Court.
Speaking outside that court today, Mr Morris's family said they were pleased at the sentence Price received.
In a statement read by Detective Constable Allison Smith, the family said: "Today has seen justice for Marlon and whilst it has been a long and difficult journey, it's the right result and enables closure for our family.
"We also want to say that we are not the only victims here. The family of Jamie Price will also be suffering."
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