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Father gets 6 years prison for killing cell phone thief who stabbed him in the eye

By Mason White 11:52 AM September 2, 2014
Patrick Bradley 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
Despite being stabbed in the eye by a cell phone thief, a man received a six year prison sentence for culpable homicide, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

The incident began when the defendant used an iPhone app to track down the man who stole his son’s phone.

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

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 he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of culpable homicide.

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. At sentencing, the judge told Grant that he should have called the police rather than taking matters into his own hands.