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Life term for knife thug; MURDER.

A TEENAGER who killed a dad-of-five in a vicious knife attack has been caged for life.

Peter Allen left Raymond Black with at least 142 injuries and with the weapon sticking out of his eye socket eye socket
n.
See orbital cavity.
 in his flat in Carluke, Lanarks.

Sentencing Allen after an Edinburgh high court trial, Judge Lord Brodie said: "You inflicted an extraordinary level of violence on Raymond Black. The throat was cut through to the spinal column spinal column, bony column forming the main structural support of the skeleton of humans and other vertebrates, also known as the vertebral column or backbone. It consists of segments known as vertebrae linked by intervertebral disks and held together by ligaments. ."

He ordered Allen, 19, who had 17 previous convictions, to be detained for life and serve at least 15 years.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 1, 2009
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