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Three sentenced in death of teenager

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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Three sentenced in death of teenager

THREE men have been sentenced to 51 years in prison for their role in the killing of 14-year-old Jordan Watson in Carlisle last year.

Two men have found guilty of murder.
George Thomson, 19, of Upperby Road, Carlisle, was sentenced to life in prison, and will serve a minimum of 27 years.
Brahnn Finley, 19, of Furze Street, Carlisle, was sentenced to life in prison, and will serve a minimum of 14 years.
Daniel Johnston, 20, of Petterill Bank Road, Carlisle, was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to ten years in prison.
Police were called to the cemetery on Manor Road, Carlisle, on June 16 last year by a member of the public who had found a male body.
The body was later identified as Jordan Watson, of Ridley Road, Carlisle, and a pathologist determined that the cause of death was multiple wounds to the head and neck caused by a sharp implement.
Speaking following the trial, Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery, who was the senior investigating officer in the case, said: “I hope that today‚Äôs sentences give some satisfaction to Michael and Lisa Watson but I know that this has changed their lives forever.
“I would like to thank them for the patience and trust they have placed in the police and for the dignity they have shown during the course of the trial.”