Teenager '˜killed over drugs dispute'

A TEENAGER was killed over a drug deal, a court heard.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 7:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:52 pm
Luke Jeffrey died from a stab wound which pierced an artery and his right lung. Samuel Morgan denies murder

Samuel Morgan, 19, of Adelaide Road, Chichester, is standing trial at Hove Crown Court accused of the murder of Luke Jeffrey, 18, on the night of Friday, March 11.

Philip Bennetts QC, prosecuting, said Mr Jeffrey had arranged to buy drugs from Morgan in an alleyway, close to where Mr Jeffrey was living at the Chichester Foyer.

Mr Bennetts said Morgan sent Bradley Murphy to meet Mr Jeffrey, who it was said was £20 short on the drugs.

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He said: ‘There was an argument and Bradley Murphy attacked Luke Jeffrey, he held him in a headlock and during the course of that attack, Samuel Morgan pulled out a knife and stabbed Luke Jeffrey. Mr Morgan then ran off.’

He added when police and paramedics arrived in Alexandra Road, Chichester, shortly after 9pm, they found Mr Jeffrey with two stab wounds.

The second had pierced a main artery and Mr Jeffrey’s right lung, proving fatal as he died at 12.55am at Southampton General Hospital.