Youth jailed for stabbing boy in row over Facebook post

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Cameron Schofield
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Cameron Schofield admitted murder

A teenager who stabbed a 17-year-old boy to death in a row over a comment on Facebook has been jailed for life.

Cody Turner was stabbed after a fight broke out at a house on Tonge Moor Road in Bolton on 22 April.

Cody had gone to the house to confront Cameron Schofield over a comment he believed he had posted on the internet.

Schofield, 17, of Highcroft, Bolton, admitted murder and was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 11 years at Manchester Crown Court.

Greater Manchester Police said Cody had been drinking at The Castle pub on Tonge Moor Road with his sister, her boyfriend and his aunt on the night he died.

While there, they discussed a message on the social networking site Facebook which they thought Schofield had posted.

The comments upset Cody's sister so the group walked to Schofield's house, where he lived with his mother, to confront him.


His mother answered the door and a fight broke out between her and Cody's sister.

Moments later Schofield appeared with a kitchen knife, and stabbed Cody in the chest.

An ambulance was called and Cody was taken to hospital but later died.

A post mortem examination concluded he died from a single stab wound to the chest.

Senior Investigating Officer Andrew Tattersall said: "This was a minor misunderstanding which got tragically out-of-hand.

"Once again a young man has lost his life because someone picked up a knife and used it in anger."

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