A teenager has been convicted of attempted murder having deliberately shot his 15-year-old friend in the face with a shotgun.
Riel Karmy-Jones QC and Matthew Sorel-Cameron have successfully prosecuted the trial of a 16-year-old Suffolk teenager who was found guilty of the attempted murder of a 15-year-old teenager, having shot the victim in the face with the double-barrelled shotgun.
Jacob Talbot-Lummis was also found guilty of a further offence of possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger the boy’s life. He was sentenced to 24 years at Ipswich Crown Court, with a 5 year extended licence period.
The incident took place on the first day back to school after the first national lockdown in September 2020, but fuelled by his love of violent video games, Jacob Talbot-Lummis had begun planning the shooting many months before.
On the morning of the incident he arranged to meet the victim, a friend since early childhood, so that they could walk to school together. Getting up early, Talbot-Lummis took his father’s car and drove to his grandfather’s house from where he took a double-barrelled Baretta shotgun and a large quantity of ammunition. He then drove to a location near to the victim’s home address, where he lay in wait for more than an hour till their agreed meeting time. When the victim approached, Jacob Talbot-Lummis first threatened him with the gun in order to make him get into the boot of the car. When the victim refused, he deliberately shot him in the face from a distance of only 1.5 meters.
The victim was left with life changing injuries, learning difficulties, and partial paralysis.
Riel Karmy-Jones QC and Matthew Sorel-Cameron were instructed by Naomi Turner at the CPS.
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