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Junior Nkwelle's mother has said in a statement that she still could not come to terms with his death:
A 14-year-old girl who "set up" a schoolboy to be stabbed by her boyfriend after a row over football was ordered to be detained for eight years today.
Cherelle McKenzie-Jackson was found guilty of the manslaughter of Junior Nkwelle, as was her 17-year-old boyfriend Marc Anthony Tulloch, last month.
Tulloch, from Herne Hill, south London, was ordered to be detained for 10 years.
Old Bailey Judge Richard Hone lifted an order banning identification of the defendants in the hope that their sentencing would be a deterrent to knife crime.
He said the pair were cleared of Junior's murder after the jury found they had not intended for him to be seriously harmed.
Judge Hone told McKenzie-Jackson that it was only her age which saved her from the same sentence as Tulloch.
She had been living with her grandmother on the Loughborough Estate, Brixton, because her mother could not cope with her.
She spent over an hour on the phone to Tulloch persuading him to deal with Junior after she said he had disrespected her when she interrupted his game of football on the estate.
Tulloch, who was then 16, was either handed the knife by her when he arrived, or had brought the knife with him in September.
Junior and his friends had been playing football on a grassy area but the girl and her friends appeared to have taken offence.
He was stabbed through the heart after Tulloch arrived on a bus and started fighting with him, and died on the makeshift pitch.