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Re: Cream Egg Horror!! by Caty on 26 March 2007 5:54pm
 
The kid's name was Lightning?
 
Re: Cream Egg Horror!! by johnnythemonkey on 26 March 2007 8:13pm
 
The story was sponsored by Cadbury's just to get creme eggs in the news in time for easter. The fact is it was an actual egg he threw and the story even tells you he failed to wrap it in creme egg paper. Pedantic? Me? Never!

You'll need a big stick to beat me Anne!
 
Re: Cream Egg Horror!! by Spursfan on 26 March 2007 8:17pm
 
I think that's his surname, Caty!!

And John - I don't think even Cadbury's would advertise for Easter THAT early - if you note the headline was from Monday November 27, 2006 !!!

It was probably on BBC news too - can I be bothered to look? YES!!!

Wait a mo'.....
 
Re: Cream Egg Horror!! by Spursfan on 26 March 2007 8:21pm
 
From BBC News:-

Killer of egg thrower sentenced

John Cumby died from a wound to the heart
A teenager who killed a man following a row involving an egg thrown at a family home has been sentenced to four years in a young offenders institution.
A Norwich Crown Court judge allowed the naming of Chriss Lightning who was 15 when he stabbed John Cumby in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in February.

During his trial, Lightning was cleared of murdering ex-scaffolder Mr Cumby, but was found guilty of manslaughter.

Mr Cumby, 30, was killed after he threw an egg which hit Lightning's home.

The trial, which took place last month at Norwich Crown Court, was told Mr Cumby was killed after trying to wrap a real egg in a chocolate creme egg wrapper.

When he failed, he threw it over the roof of a house as a prank.

But it fell short and smashed against a bathroom window of the home where Lightning lived with his family.

Prosecutor Ian James told the court the teenager's mother called the police and the family, who had been the victims of anti-social behaviour, were angry about the incident.

Mr James said that Lightning, who was armed with a knife, and his brother confronted Mr Cumby in an alleyway near the house.

Mr James said it was unclear why the victim had been playing with the egg.

He added: "Whatever his folly he paid the ultimate price."




 
Re: Cream Egg Horror!! by Caty on 26 March 2007 10:26pm
 
oh, haha! Thanks Spursfan! I thought maybe he was the child of hippies or something, you know they're ususally named Sunshine or Moonbeam, I thought Lightning would have fit in well. lol Ok sorry.
 
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