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Portsmouth man jailed for killing his brother

|News, Violent crime

A Portsmouth man has been sentenced for six-and-a-half years today (16 July 2021) at Portsmouth Crown Court after he admitted killing his brother in January 2021.

Lewis Green, aged 23, pleaded guilty to manslaughter after he stabbed his brother, Billyjay Green, aged 26, on the day Billyjay was released from prison.

Having picked up Billyjay from HMP Winchester on the morning of 11 January 2021, the brothers visited various addresses before arriving at a block of flats on Maitland Street. An altercation broke out between the two men, which resulted in Lewis Green reaching for a knife located in his car and violently stabbing Billyjay, causing the tragically fatal injury.

David Orman, CPS Wessex Senior Crown Prosecutor, said: “After careful consideration of all of the evidence, including witness statements, CCTV and forensic reports, the CPS accepted that although Lewis Green was defending himself, the force he used went beyond what was reasonable in the circumstances when he stabbed Billyjay.”

“Not only will Lewis Green now spend six and a half years in prison, but he will have to live with fact that he killed his own brother in a senseless act of violence.

“Our thoughts remain with Billyjay’s friends and family today.”

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