British teenager jailed for 27 years after Saudi murder

British teenager jailed for 27 years after Saudi murder
A British teenager found guilty of murdering two people - including a student from Saudi Arabia - has been handed a 27-year jail sentence.
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29 April, 2016
Fairweather was 15 at the time of the murders [Essex Police]
A British teenager who stabbed two people to death, including a Saudi student, has been jailed for 27 years.

James Fairweather, who was 15 at the time of the murder in 2014 was found guilty of stabbing Nahid al-Manea and James Attfield in Essex.

The 31-year-old Saudi was stabbed 16 times with a 10 inch knife (25cm) as she walked towards the University of Essex campus where she was studying.

           The last sighting of Saudi student, Nahid al-Manea

Disabled father-of-five, Attfield was stabbed 100 times three months earlier at a local park.

"I have to sentence you for two brutal and sadistic murders committed when you were only 15-years-old," Judge Robin Spencer said as he sentenced the killer at the Old Bailey.

"In committing these murders you were acting out your violent sadistic fantasies which had been fuelled by an obsession with serial killers. In carrying out these murders you were seeking to emulate other serial killers such as Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper."

Authorities found the teen had an "obsessive interest" with serial killers which "undeniably fuelled these killings".

The boy, described as "brutal and sadistic" was allegedly seen mouthing the words "I don't give a shit" as he sat in court awaiting his sentence.