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Brahnn Finley appeals Jordan Watson murder conviction

Brahnn Finley Credit: Cumbria Police

One of the men found guilty of of murdering 14-year-old Jordan Watson is to appeal his conviction.

A jury at Carlisle Crown Court found Brahnn Finley guilty of murdering the teenager.

Finley's lawyer, Malcolm Dodds, told ITV Border appeal papers had been lodged at Carlisle Crown Court. He said the reason for the appeal could not be disclosed at this stage.

Finley was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years behind bars for his part in the schoolboy's death.

George Thomson was also convicted of murder - he was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in prison. Daniel Johnston was found guilty of manslaughter and handed a 10 year sentence.

There was confusion during the trial when the jury foreman wrongly declared Finley not guilty of murder and not guilty of manslaughter. They later returned a guilty verdict on murder.

Jordan's body was found in Upperby Cemetery last June.

Bail rejected for Jordan murder accused

Jordan Watson Credit: REX Shutterstock

One of three young men accused of murdering a Carlisle schoolboy has had an application for bail rejected.

Brahnn Finley, 19, was remanded in custody having been jointly charged with the murder of 14-year-old Jordan Watson. Jordan's body was found in a Carlisle cemetery by a member of the public in June.

Finley is charged with murder along with Daniel Johnston, 19, and George Thomson, 18. They are also currently in custody.

The three men, who all have Carlisle addresses, are due to appear at the city's crown court early next month.

Ahead of that hearing, Finley applied to be released on bail. His application was considered at the crown court today (TUES).

This was opposed by Tim Evans, on behalf of the prosecution, and refused by Judge Paul Batty QC, who stated that Finley must remain in custody.

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Hundreds attend Jordan Watson's funeral

Mourners arrive at Jordan Watson's funeral Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Carlisle this afternoon for the funeral of Jordan Watson.

The 14-year-old was found dead in Upperby Cemetery last month. Three men have been charged with his murder.

His funeral took place at Upperby's St John's Church, with his coffin - bearing the crest and images of Liverpool Football Club, the team Jordan supported - arriving at the church in a horse-drawn carriage.

Many of those paying their respects were children who'd finished school early so they could attend the service.

Jordan, who lived on Carlisle's Ridley Road, is being laid to rest in Upperby Cemetery.

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Funeral of Carlisle teen Jordan Watson

Jordan Watson Credit: REX Shutterstock

The funeral of Carlisle schoolboy Jordan Watson is taking place today.

Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the service at St John's Church in Upperby at 1pm.

The 14-year-old was found dead in Upperby Cemetery last month. The discovery of his body sparked a murder investigation and three men have been charged with his murder.

Lanterns released in memory of Jordan Watson

Hundreds gathered at Hammonds Pond to remember Jordan Watson Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of people gathered at Hammonds Pond in Carlisle on Saturday night to release lanterns and balloons in memory of Jordan Watson.

The 14-year-old's body was found in Upperby Cemetery on Tuesday morning.

A lantern released in memory of Jordan Watson Credit: ITV Border

Three men have been charged in connection with Jordan's death.

George Thomson,18, and Brahnn Finley and Daniel Johnston, both 19, are due to appear in Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Monday 22 June.

Third male arrested in Carlisle murder investigation

Cumbria Police have arrested a third male, 16, in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Jordan Watson.

Two men, aged 18 and 19, from Carlisle remain in police custody.

The body of Jordan Watson was discovered on Tuesday morning at the Upperby Cemetery in Carlisle. It has since reopened.

As the murder investigation continues, Police are asking anyone with information to contact North Cumbria CID on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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