Football coach guilty of teen model murder

A FOOTBALL coach is facing life in jail today for the frenzied knife murder of his model girlfriend.

A FOOTBALL coach is facing life in jail today for the frenzied knife murder of his model girlfriend.

Ricardo Morrison, 22, used a six-inch kitchen knife to attack Amy Leigh Barnes, 19, leaving her dying in a pool of blood at the house they shared in Farnworth, near Bolton, Lancashire last year.

A jury convicted Morrison following an 11-day trial at Manchester Crown Court.

But the panel is still deliberating on a charge against his mother, Melda Wilks, 50, a policewoman for almost 30 years, who is accused of assisting an offender.


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She allowed him to wash his bloodstained clothes after he fled Bolton to the family home in Rubery, West Midlands, hours after the attack on November 8.

She told the jury she believed her son when he told her he had not harmed Amy.

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