Three boys guilty of 'Reservoir Dog' killing

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Three schoolboys have been found guilty of the murder of a 15-year-old youth in which they re-enacted a violent scene from the film Reservoir Dogs in a children's playground.

Three schoolboys have been found guilty of the murder of a 15-year-old youth in which they re-enacted a violent scene from the film Reservoir Dogs in a children's playground.

The three 16-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, launched a sustained and violent attack - sparked by jealousy over a girl - on Michael Moss in which one of the boys mimicked the cult film by trying to cut off their victim's ear in Litherland, Merseyside, Liverpool Crown Court was told.

Seven men and five women jurors delivered a unanimous verdict on the boys from Liverpool, after deliberating for nearly 12 hours.

During a two-and-a-half week trial, the court was told how the victim was lured to a school playing field yards from the adolescent centre where he was a resident in the early hours of November 13 last year.

One of the attackers - boy A - was jealous that Michael had begun dating his former girlfriend, a 14-year-old girl who cannot be named.

Cornering Michael by a climbing frame, boy A floored him with a single head-butt and, stripping him naked apart from his socks, he and boy B rained countless punches and kicks about his head, chest, back and groin.

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