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Shamus Mcnama knife death: Half-brother jailed for murder

Shamus Mcnama Image copyright Shamus Mcnama
Image caption Shamus Mcnama was fatally injured at his home in Stothard Road, Bristol, in February

A man has been jailed for 11 years and three months for murdering his younger half-brother.

Jazzie Francis Watson, 20, known as AJ, admitted killing 17-year-old Shamus Mcnama at their family home in Bristol in February.

Shamus, who died in hospital from stab wounds, was due to become a father, according to tributes left at the time.

The court heard the victim was stabbed ten times by a weapon, believed to have been a potato peeler or a knife.

Image caption Floral tributes left near Mr Mcnama's home suggested he was about to become a father

Watson had ignored a ban on entering the family home in Lockleaze, imposed by his mother, after a previous argument and fight, the court heard.

The fight between the pair which led to Shamus's death happened on 28 February after they had been on a night out.

He was rushed to hospital but later died from his injuries.

Watson was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.

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