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Man stabbed father’s friend to death at Clarkson home because he thought he was being picked on

Drunk 21-year-old stabs his father’s friend to death because he ‘was picking on him’ during a drinking session

  • Connor Stephen Milton jailed over stabbing of Craig Wilson in Perth last year
  • Milton had been drinking when altercation broke out with father’s friends
  • Mr Wilson stepped in before Milton grabbed a knife and stabbed him six times
  • Police arrested Milton after they found him hiding in bushes following stabbing

A drunk man stabbed his father’s friend to death because he thought he was being picked on during a drinking session.

Connor Stephen Milton, 21, was sentenced to life at the West Australian Supreme Court, in Perth, on Friday over the stabbing of 34-year-old Craig Wilson.

Milton had been drinking with his father and two of his dad’s friends at a Clarkson home last year.

An altercation broke out and Milton began to yell and scream at the men, the court heard.

Connor Stephen Milton, 21, was sentenced to life at the West Australian Supreme Court, in Perth, on Friday over the stabbing of 34-year-old Craig Wilson (pictured)

He became more aggressive after a neighbour came over to try to calm him down. 

The offender turned on one of his father’s friends and said he wanted to kill him.

Then the other friend, Mr Wilson, came between them and held his hands up, saying: ‘Leave my mate alone.’

Milton’s father also goaded him, the court heard.

The offender went inside the house and grabbed a knife before he returned to the backyard and stabbed Mr Wilson six times in the stomach and chest.

‘You stabbed me,’ Mr Wilson said.

He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

Milton was arrested after he was found hiding in bushes.

Justice Stephen Hall said Mr Wilson had provided no resistance and was clearly taken by surprise.

Milton (pictured) had been drinking with his father and two of his dad's friends at a Clarkson home last year

Milton (pictured) had been drinking with his father and two of his dad’s friends at a Clarkson home last year

He also acknowledged the long-term suffering to Mr Wilson’s family, who he said endured a daily struggle to come to grips with their loss.

Justice Hall accepted Milton was remorseful but said general deterrence against alcohol-fuelled violence was also a sentencing factor.

Members of the public became angry at the end of proceedings, with one man shouting and calling Milton a dog.

The 21-year-old must serve a minimum 16 years in jail. 

The offender went inside the house and grabbed a knife before he returned to the backyard and stabbed Mr Wilson (pictured) six times in the stomach and chest

The offender went inside the house and grabbed a knife before he returned to the backyard and stabbed Mr Wilson (pictured) six times in the stomach and chest 

 

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