A 15-year-old Hackney Schoolboy has been found guilty of manslaughter after accidentally shooting his girlfriend in March.
Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, also 15, died from a single gunshot wound after visiting her boyfriend to give him a birthday present.
When officers turned up to the house following a 999 call, the Press Association reported that the 15 year old exclaimed: “Can I say sorry to her mum, it was an accident, am I going to Hell? I didn’t kill her.”
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was allegedly showing off in front of friends with a 1930’s self-loading pistol when he accidentally pulled the trigger.
Shereka’s mother said in a statement: “Guns are not toys and should only be handled by trained professionals in extreme circumstances.”
She also said, “Shereka’s life was tragically cut short because of the negligent actions by one of her peers who took it upon himself to involve himself in activities that no child should ever be involved with.”
The boy, who is said to have links with gang members, admitted to jurors that he was keeping the gun for another person, but was reluctant to give any further information saying: “I am not a snitch.”
Officer’s found photographs on the boy’s phone showing him posing with other guns, as well as a stab vest and body armour in his bedroom.