This is the face of Kacey Clark who has today been sentenced for the manslaughter of his father.
Steve Clarke was stabbed in the neck by the 18-year-old last October.
The teenager told a trial he acted in self defence but jurors didn’t believe him, finding him guilty of manslaughter.
The court heard that Clarke had also been involved in two other incidents prior to the fatal stabbing.
The first happened on March 14 last year.
The court heard that Clarke went to visit two people at their home – a man and a woman – to get them to pay a £500 drug debt.
The woman went outside to try to reason with Clarke but he went inside and stabbed the male six times with a Japanese-style samurai sword.
Reading out testimony from the man today, Judge Philip Head said: “Without saying anything he walked towards me and struck me five times in my right leg and once in my left.
“I looked down and I saw blood.”
Clarke went to find the man again on March 28.
He did not find him at his home but did kick and stamp on a woman who was there.
The police were called and Clarke fled, leaving a knife he took to the scene behind.
Clarke stabbed his dad at a home in Southfields Drive, off Saffron Lane in October.
Police were called to a fight at the home where they found the 42-year-old’s body.
Clarke was arrested at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he had gone at his own accord to be treated for three cuts to his arms and a small cut to his head that he suffered during the fight.
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Detective Inspector Toby Fawcett-Greaves, from Leicestershire Police, said: “This was a death that occurred following a tragic set of circumstances.
“It was an argument that got out of hand, resulting in a son killing his own father. There’s no doubt it’s torn this family apart.
“Kacey Clarke has been jailed and must come to terms with the consequence of his actions that night.”
Clarke was today jailed for 10 years. He will spend at least six years and eight months behind bars before being eligible for release.
Judge Head gave Clarke eight years for the manslaughter offence and a further 24 months in total for the convictions relating to the March offences of wounding, possessing a weapon and causing actual bodily harm.
Normally that 10-year sentence would be spent half behind bars and half out on licence – being monitored by probation services.
But because the judge concluded that Clarke poses a danger to the public he has to spend more time in custody and more time on licence after his release.
The judge tells Clarke he will spend two thirds of the 10 years behind bars before becoming liable for release and that his licence period will continue until 15 years from today.
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