Page last updated at 17:43 GMT, Thursday, 26 June 2008 18:43 UK

Teenager jailed for manslaughter

David Stimpson
David Stimpson died at the scene

A teenager who left a man to die after following him from a pub in Nottingham and robbing him has been jailed for a minimum of three-and-a-half years.

Talos Miller, 19, of no fixed address, punched David Stimpson, 39, causing him to fall, Leicester Crown Court heard.

The victim lay dying yards from his Radford home as the teenager took his jewellery and mobile, the court heard.

Miller admitted manslaughter after his not-guilty plea to murder was accepted by the prosecution.

'Violent young predator'

The court heard that he had earlier spotted his victim in the White Horse pub in Radford wearing a gold chain and told a friend, "I'm having that."

Mr Stimpson sustained a major brain injury in the subsequent attack and was found lying in a pool of blood, the court heard.

He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Nigel Rumfitt QC, defending, said the defendant had had no idea his victim was dying when he fled.

Miller was given an indeterminate jail sentence and ordered to serve at least three-and-a-half years before being considered for parole.

Passing sentence Mr Justice Treacy told him he was a "violent young predator".

In a statement, the victim's aunt Cheryl Stimpson said: "There is no sentence that will be enough to compensate for the loss of David and no punishment will ever bring him back."

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon added: "Miller's greed resulted in him attacking and robbing David Stimpson, leaving him collapsed in the road."


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