Youth stabbed to death in street af­ter in­ci­dent

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

An­der­son was 17 when he was sent to de­ten­tion for the cul­pa­ble homi­cide of fel­low teenager Adam Pa­ton in a fren­zied knife at­tack in Mon­trose.

Mr Pa­ton, also 17, from Brechin, had punched An­der­son dur­ing a dis­pute in North Street on April 24 2008 so, us­ing a knife taken from a flat ear­lier, An­der­son stabbed him to death.

Dur­ing the at­tack, An­der­son re­peat­edly struck his vic­tim on the head and body with a knife, wound­ing him through the heart and slash­ing his face.

The court heard how An­der­son had been born in Corn­ton Vale women’s prison to a mother ad­dicted to heroin and an abu­sive father who died in po­lice cus­tody.

His adop­tive par­ents could not pre­vent a de­scent into sub­stance, drug and al­co­hol abuse and, ul­ti­mately, crime. He was ar­rested in Au­gust 2007 for as­sault­ing and rob­bing a wo­man of cash and a mo­bile phone.

And just days be­fore knif­ing Mr Pa­ton to death, he was freed on bail from Rossie House, Mon­trose, af­ter ap­pear­ing at Ar­broath Sher­iff Court over al­le­ga­tions of breach of the peace and van­dal­ism.

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