Former amateur boxer Dominic Robson jailed for killing his brother Jordan Peele with one punch | UK news
A former amateur boxer has been jailed after he killed his brother with a single punch during a street fight.
Dominic Robson has admitted to the manslaughter of his 27-year-old brother Jordan Peele after they got into an argument on a night out. Sunderland In July last year.
The pair were spotted sharing a drink together at a downtown bar, but their relationship quickly soured after Robson’s girlfriend joined them.
The 26-year-old was alarmed when Mr. Bell was said to have made jokes or sexual comments about his girlfriend, and an argument ensued at the pub, before pouring into the street.
Robson, who had trained as a boxer for six or seven years and participated in three amateur matches, threw one punch at Mr. Bell, knocking him to the ground and causing a catastrophic brain injury when he hit his head on concrete. .
Mr. Bell was placed on life support and two weeks later his family decided to switch off the machine after suffering a stroke.
Newcastle Crown Court heard testimony from the victims from Jordan’s devastated parents Andrew and Tracy, who he adopted at age six and his sister Sarah when she was two.
“My soul has been torn apart and there is nothing to replace it,” Andrew Bell said.
Jordan’s mother said: “After years of trying, we’ve had our perfect family – and all of that has been taken away.
“Why us? He ripped my heart out.”
Robson was adopted by a different family.
Initially, forklift driver Robson of Birchwood, Sunderland, denied the manslaughter, claiming he was acting in legal self-defence.
But in April of this year, during his trial, he changed his plea and pleaded guilty.
Shawn Routledge, in his defence, said that Robson was full of remorse and that the blow was not intentional.
‘There was no animosity between the two brothers,’ said Routledge, ‘because of a stupid quarrel between them that may have lasted five minutes.’
Robson was jailed for five years and two months on Thursday.
Inspector Detective Phil Bowles, from Northumbria Police said: “This is a truly tragic case that highlights the severe and irreversible consequences that a punch can have.
“I hope this case serves as a serious reminder to everyone of what can happen when you get punched. Robson’s decision that night not only robbed his brother’s future, but destroyed many lives forever.”
“Robson made a choice when resorting to violence and unfortunately that decision has had dire consequences.”