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United Kingdom

29 April 2002

Ananova (UK)

A 13-year-old boy killed a friend with his father's air-rifle as they played in his back garden, a court has heard. Matthew Sheffield was left brain damage in hospital after his mate fired a .22 airgun at his head leaving a pellet lodged in his brain. His parents had the heart-rending task of ordering doctors to switch off their son's life support machine the following day, Teesside Crown Court has been told. The boy, now 14, appeared before a jury charged with the... (

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