Gambling Addict’s Attempt at Robbery Leads to Murder

Gambling Addict’s Attempt at Robbery Leads to Murder

Written by: Glo Wood on 21/05/2012 21:15

In the UK, a young man with a gambling addiction has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Liverpool Crown Court.

Sam Harrison, 19, denies that he committed murder but admits to manslaughter of a 30 year old man, Mahesh Wickramasingha (pictured above).

The prosecution presented the sorted details of Harrison’s gambling addiction and revealed that he had spent the evening of the incident gambling. Harrison reportedly lost over £2,000 on gaming machines that night.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Harrison’s victim had two children and settled in the UK to make a life for his family. Mr. Wickramasingha received fatal stab wounds to his throat as he worked at the Stanley News in Huyton on November 29th.

The Crown Court jury was subjected to brief 80 second CCTV footage of Harrison’s actions.

Harrison takes responsibility for what he has done but explained that Mr. Wickramasingha’s death was a robbery attempt that went wrong. He also claims that he simply wanted to frighten the man and failed to remember that he had a knife in his possession.

The trial is still in progress.

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