Nimroy Hendricks: 15-year-old girl jailed for stabbing ‘peaceful and caring’ musician to death | UK News
A 15-year-old girl has been sentenced to nine years in prison for manslaughter after she stabbed a ‘peaceful and caring’ musician to death in West Sussex.
Nimroy Hendricks, 24, died in Russell Way, Crawley, in October 2020 after being found with a single stab wound to the chest.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was 14 at the time of the attack and appeared at Bristol Crown Court for murder on Friday March 4.
Her plea to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility was accepted by the Crown after expert doctors found she suffered from a ‘significant abnormality of mind’ at the time of the attack.
Mr. Kelly and the girl knew each other.
The girl’s nine-year sentence includes a five-year custodial sentence and four years of extended license.
“The circumstances are complex and tragic”
Chief Detective Inspector Andy Wolstenholme of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crimes Team said: “The death of Nimroy Hendricks is heartbreaking, and all the circumstances of this case are both complex and tragic; our thoughts go to everyone affected by the loss of Nim.
“The acceptance of the manslaughter plea was made in light of all available evidence from expert witnesses, and only after careful consideration and discussion between the attorney, the CPS, the police and Nim’s family.”
He added: “I know Nim’s family will never recover from the devastating loss of such a peaceful, selfless and caring man.
“He was a talented musician who loved life, and whose death was the tragic result of a knife being taken from home, from his hands and from a place where he should never have been.
“Those short moments had an immeasurable effect on so many who loved Nim, and many others who heard his story and despaired of another death involving a knife.”