SON SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR STABBING HIS FATHER TO DEATH OVER AN ARGUMENT.


55 years old man has been sentenced to jailed for life for stabbing his 76 year old father to death over an argument with their broadband speed connection.



The suspect identified as Stephen Gallagher stabbed his father Thomas multiple times with a knife telling him to die as he pleaded for his life.


The Swans Crown court heard on Monday been 10th of August, said the incident happened on September 10 2019 in their home in Cwmbran, South Wales.


His father had walked away from him during the  argument which sparked  the intense attack as Prosecutor Mark Wyeth QC stated,


 He also said that "Stephen said he irritates me when he ignores me during an argument, he walked  away and slammed the door so i rushed upstairs and grabbed a knife, he also grabbed the phone away from his father smashed the phone on the floor and stabbed him more  than many times".


"He stabbed his father on the chest, neck , back and hands during the chilling attack, Gallagher then called 999 and confessed what had taken place to the  police and went into some detail".

"He also said that his father was indeed dead in the lounge, he also said his father had asked him to leave and he hadn't wanted to leave, there is collateral evidence that referred to Mr Gallagher's difficulties with drinking in the past and there had been a history of hostility by him towards him father". 


"Stephen also confessed that while he was stabbing his father he shouted 'die' at him, he told the police i could see he was in pain and he said 'Steve i wanted to finish him off and stabbed him again and told him to die".


Such was the intensity of this attack Mr Gallagher was not able to defend himself and there was no evidence of defensive injuries, the court heard moments after the attack a postwoman arrived at their home with a delivery.


A postal worker attended at the premises her name is Michelle Slater, she noticed nothing out of the ordinary about the descendants demeanour. She described him as calm and said she could smell aftershavel, she did not know Mr Stephen senior body was a short distance away from her at they point.


Paul lewis QC defending said, it is beyond Comprehension that what started as an argument over such a trivial matter as the internet provider at their home could rest this tragic murder.



There was an argument between father and son, what began as a trivial argument led to the defendant go to his bedroom and retrieving the knife, judge Paul Thomas QC said you killed him because he was asking you to leave his house following a row about Broadband speed connection.


Instead of walking away you went to your bedroom and took a lock knife, you brought that downstairs to where he was with one intention which you used to stab him to death.








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