Teenager Who Stabbed His Best Friend Convicted of Manslaughter

A Wythenshawe man has been convicted of unlawfully killing his friend in the course of a row after a night of drink and drug abuse.. On Friday 2nd August 2019, a jury at Manchester Crown Court convicted, Denver Walton, 18, of 27 Covert Road, Wythenshawe, of manslaughter. He had used a knife to inflict a fatal stab wound on Ty’relle Burke during a physical confrontation on the doorstep of Mr Burke’s Sharston home. The events occurred in April of this year. The two were said to have been close friends. Earlier the Court heard that they had spent the night before the killing drinking and abusing drugs, including a narcotic cough suppressant, known as Lean. A jury returned verdicts, acquitting Walton of murder, after a number of days’ deliberation. Following the conviction, Mr Justice Bryan ordered Walton to be detained for 7 years and 3 months, remarking that the evidence disclosed that the Defendant had ‘an unhealthy familiarity and willingness to use a knife’. Tim Storrie, instructed by CPS for GMP Force MIT prosecuted. To read more


Sentencing remarks: R -v- Denver Walton