A young person who wounded a legal advisor to death with a screwdriver as he was strolling home from work has been imprisoned for at least 15 years.

Ewan Ireland was 17 when he assaulted Peter Duncan, 52, at the passage to a mall in Newcastle in August.

A court heard the two brushed past one another when the adolescent hauled out a screwdriver he had shoplifted and cut Mr Duncan in the heart.

Ireland conceded murder and was imprisoned for life with at least 15 years.

The executioner, who had the option to be recognized after he turned 18 in October, had 17 past feelings for 31 offenses somewhere in the range of 2017 and 2019.

At the hour of the homicide he was on bail for an offense of affray, was under scrutiny for a theft and still subject to a year contingent release for a battery offense the past summer.

In an injured individual effect proclamation read out at Newcastle Crown Court, Mr Duncan’s widow Maria said her life “was demolished by a silly and unmerited act”.

“The individual who did this had feelings. Nothing halted him. He proceeded and he killed my better half,” she said.

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Dwindle Duncan’s family depicted him as a “committed dad and spouse”

Mr Duncan came into contact with Ireland at the passage to Eldon Square strip mall when they were strolling in inverse ways.

The court heard the young person was searching for another adolescent with whom he had recently contended about cigarettes.

Mr Duncan, who was an in-house legal advisor for a worldwide oceanic firm, raised his arm to let Ireland past, yet “the litigant protested that” and a battle resulted, examiner Kevin Wardlaw said.

Subsequent to driving him off, Mr Duncan was wounded once through the heart and crumbled a short separation away close to a Greggs outlet.


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