17 year old convicted of murdering his mother

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Leah Whittle was stabbed in Weymouth in July Credit: ITV Westcountry

A 17 year old man has been convicted of murdering his mother in Dorset. Leah Whittle, who was 42, was stabbed to death at her home in Weymouth in July.

Her son Kieren Smith was found guilty of murder following an 8 day trial. Dorset Police say it was a particularly horrific and sustained attack on a woman who was unable to defend herself. He'll be sentenced tomorrow.

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