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Man charged with murder for fatally stabbing thief who stole his son’s iPhone and stabbed him in the eye

By Mason White 11:13 AM August 6, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A man used an iPhone app to track down a man who stole his son’s phone.

When he caught up with the thief, the thief stabbed him in the eye and in response, the man stabbed him to death.

Now, prosecutors in the United Kingdom, have charged the man with murder. 38-year-old Derek Grant, confronted 29-year-old Patrick Bradley after he held up his son Jordan in Greenock.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that Bradley stabbed Grant in the eye. In response, Grant stabbed Bradley in the chest. He was originally charged with murder, but now, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

The court heard how Jordan Grant was returning to his home in Greenock, when he was confronted by Bradley, who had a significant history of violence.

He ordered the student to hand over his iPhone, which he did. Jordan went home and told his father about the theft. Grant used a mobile application to track the stolen phone to a nearby location.

Grant left his home with Jordan and his two younger sons, Lee, 17, and 16-year-old Jamie. They saw Bradley, and Grant ordered him to hand over the stolen phone.

Bradley criticized Grant and stabbed him in the eye before Grant repeatedly hit him with the knife. Bradley suffered a cardiac arrest and died after the incident.

Grant was left blind in one eye. The three sons of Grant also face murder charges.