Teen jailed for 'Corrie' murder

A 15-year-old boy has been jailed for 16 years for killing his mother with a hammer after claiming he was inspired by a plot from Coronation Street.

Daniel Bartlam attacked Jacqueline at their home before burning her body.

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Murdered mother identified only by dental records

Jacqueline Bartlam could be identified only by dental records, after her body was recovered from the blaze on April 25 last year.

The court heard how her son, Daniel Bartlam, had been inspired to carry out the killing by a plot in Coronation Street, where one of the characters John Stape, had killed a woman with a hammer.

Bartlam had claimed the killing was not murder because he had lost self-control.

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