Friday, 22 January 2016

Weapons Found In The Bedroom Of A 19 Year-Old Who Cut The Throat Of A 14 -Year-Old Love Rival

Arsenal: This picture shows the array of air guns and knives seized from the bedroom of George Thomson
Arsenal Of Weapons Found In George Thomson's Bedroom

Shocking pictures reveal the arsenal of weapons found in the bedroom of a man accused of murdering his teenage love rival. Airguns, knives, samurai swords, axes, and at least one crossbow were found in the home of George Thomson, 19, who is accused of killing 14-year-old Jordan Watson, along with co-defendants Brahnn Finley, 19, and Daniel Johnston, 20. All three deny the crime.
Jordan was stabbed repeatedly in the head and neck during an assault in Upperby Cemetery in Carlisle, Cumbria, during June last year. His body was later discovered by a dog walker. Jurors at the murder trial, in Carlisle Crown Court, were shown the array of weapons which was so vast it took up four display tables.

Pictured, Jordan Watson who died after being stabbed multiple times in June 2015
Jordan Watson Found Dead In Cemetery With Multiple Stab Wounds

He said they had 'a crack' in the garden, and that Jordan had stayed for about five to 10 minutes before leaving to 'see a couple of pals.' Thomson denies leaving his home on the evening of June 15 and said he was upset about Jordan's death. He claimed that the vast collection of weapons, which also included armoured vests, found in his bedroom had been given to him when he did catering at college, and that he never took them out of his house.

Thomson also told police that cuts on his hand were from cutting up bottles in his bedroom, and lifting a boiler off the wall. When police asked Thomson if any of Jordan's blood would be found on his clothing or jewellery, he replied: 'No'. 

Pictured, knives with blades of various lengths belonging to defendant George Thomson are laid out on a table

'There will be other young men who have an interest in knives. It does not mean that the first defendant (Thomson) committed murder. 'It is simply something to be taken into account.'

After being shown the weapons, the jury heard that it emerged during an interview with police that Finley told them Thomson admitted cutting Jordan’s throat. Police showed photos of Jordan and the scene to Finley who said Thomson made a shocking confession to him the following evening. Thomson, he said, "admitted to me that he cut his throat". 

Finley denied there had been any plan to attack Jordan on the Monday evening. Earlier in the trial the court heard the account of Jordan's girlfriend, who the prosecution claimed Thomson had an 'excessive desire' to be with.

According to a report in the News and Star, she recalled spending time with the teenager hours before he was killed. The girl, now 15, said the couple had gone to get chips and spent time in his bedroom before he received a phone-call from Thomson.

Jurors at Carlisle Crown Court, were shown the collection, pictured, which was so vast it took up four tables

She said she believed her boyfriend was going to visit Thomson later that night and that he used to do so 'all the time'. She told police that she had received a message from Jordan, after the pair had parted for the evening, saying that he wanted to end their relationship.

Suspicious of the message the girl checked where it had been sent from using a location feature on Facebook and discovered it had originated from a device near to where Thomson lived. The teen told police she regularly visited Thomson's house with friends and they all spent time together in his bedroom, listening to music and playing computer games.

Thomson claimed the knives, pictured, were given to him while he was enrolled in a catering course at college

She said he had given her gifts, including a necklace with her initials and lovehearts on it. The girl also explained that Thomson had asked her to cheat on Jordan with him, but she said: 'I just wanted to be mates.'  She also explained that Thomson said he felt Jordan treated her unfairly.

The girl said: 'He was saying stuff like Jordan doesn't treat you right.'He said that if he went out with me he would treat me like a princess. 

The trial continues. 

Source: DailyMail