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Schoolboy’s killer to be sentenced

Bailey Gwynne
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Bailey Gwynne was stabbed in the heart

A teenager who stabbed a 16-year-old to death in an Aberdeen school is due to be sentenced.

Bailey Gwynne died after being stabbed in the heart at Cults Academy last October.

His 16-year-old killer – who cannot be named for legal reasons – had denied murder but was convicted of the lesser charge of culpable homicide.

He will be sentenced by Lady Stacey at the High Court in Edinburgh, starting at 09:30.

The fight began after an argument about a biscuit.

A jury at the High Court in Aberdeen took an hour and 40 minutes to find him guilty in March.

Following the verdict, Bailey’s mother said the outcome of trial would not bring her “beloved” son back.

The youth was also found guilty of two further charges of having a knife and knuckleduster in school.

Aberdeen City Council said the case had been “devastating” for the families affected and staff and pupils at Cults Academy.

The findings of an independent review into the circumstances surrounding the death of Bailey Gwynne are expected to be published in September.

BBC Scotland revealed concerns about the killer were voiced nine years ago when, as a primary pupil, he threw rocks at another child.

The incident resulted in the victim being treated for concussion.

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