A teenager, 19, and his “angry” mother, 36, were convicted of killing a 17-year-old boy, after she led him to discover a machete murder because the victim and his friends kept knocking on her door looking for her son.
- Levi Ernest Morrison, who had autism, was stabbed to death on April 10
- Nicola Layton admits driving her son Therese Ulysses to the scene of the murder
- Ulysses rallies his friends after he hears Levi knocking on his mother’s door
- Armed with knives, Ulysses and his friends chase after the fatal stabbed Levi
- Leighton was convicted today of murder and possession of an offensive weapon
- Ulysses, who confessed to possession of a weapon, was convicted of manslaughter
A mother and her son were convicted of killing a 17-year-old boy in a machete attack.
Nicola Layton becomes “angry” after Levi Ernest Morrison and his friends keep knocking on her door in search of her son, Therese Ulysses.
When 19-year-old Ulysses learned they were ‘disturbing’ his mother, he rallied friends, all armed with knives, jurors were told.
They jumped out of Leighton’s “remarkable” red Suzuki 4×4 and some of the group chased after Levi and one of his friends.
Levi, who had autism and nerve damage that caused his foot to fall, meaning he needed to walk with a crutch, was fatally stabbed on the evening of April 10.
Lydenham, of Sydenham, was convicted today of murder and possession of an offensive weapon.
Ulysses, of Catford, south London, who had previously admitted to possession of a gun, was acquitted of the murder but found guilty of premeditated murder by a 10 to 2 vote after a jury deliberation of more than 40 hours.
Two young men, 16 and 17, who also confessed to possession of weapons, were unanimously convicted of murder.
Levi Ernest Morrison (pictured) was killed on April 10 in Sydenham, southeast London.
An artist’s impression of Nicola Layton, 36, and her son Tyrese Ulysses, 19, appearing at the Old Bailey
Attorney General Bill Emlyn Jones previously told the court that the attack in Sydenham, south London, took just 30 seconds.
After that, the attackers quickly returned to the waiting car that Leighton was driving, which sped away from the scene of the accident.
Mr Emlyn Jones said: “That evening, when Levi and the others came knocking on her door, Nicola Leighton was furious.
I called the police about the matter and told the police that if the boys came back, they would beat them.
But before she called the police, she called her son, Therese Ulysses.
Prosecutors say that after he heard from his mother that Levi and his friends had approached his mother’s house and were harassing her, he then mobilized forces.
Levi (right) had autism and nerve damage which caused his foot to fall, meaning he needed to walk with a crutch
Leighton admitted to driving the boys to the scene but denied knowing they were armed, while her son claimed they only wanted to intimidate the gang.
The accused were imprisoned for sentencing on January 28 of next year.
The jury was fired after failing to reach a verdict for the premeditated murder of another 15-year-old.