The father of a teenage killer tumbled “it’s my boy” during a Facebook photo of his son in jail.
Taylor Meanley, 17, has been jailed for life for the shooting murder of gang rival Lewis Williams in Sheffield, reports YorkshireLive.
While in custody, Meanley posted a picture of himself on Facebook with the caption: “Just a little prison picture of me.”
And Meanley’s father Mike Meanley was among those who commented on the picture.
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He wrote: “It’s my boy and I’m so proud of you to stay strong f *** them all.”
Meanley armed himself with a slam gun on January 11 when tensions between his group and members of the Pitsmoor Shotta Boys came to a head.
The 17-year-old was a front seat passenger in a Jaguar when he fired a shotgun at Lewis Williams.
Members of the public tried to save Lewis’ life and performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at. 17.00.
Meanley was jailed for life with a minimum sentence of 27 years for the murder.
He was also sentenced to 13 years for the gun crime – a sentence that runs parallel to the sentence for murder.
Judge Jeremy Richardson, Recorder of Sheffield, told Meanley: “You led a purposeless life with little hope for the future, other than indulging in crime.
“Had an adult done as you did, the starting point would have been 30 years.
“You had this gun for some time, you knew what you were doing. I consider you a very dangerous individual.”
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