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Kid Killer Posed With Knife in MySpace Photo

Killer Posted Photos on MySpace with KnifeWhile most people are perfectly happy to simply look good in the profile pictures they post on MySpace or Facebook, some folks want more -- to look tough. The most typical way of doing this involves posing with some sort of weapon. While it's debatable whether or not this tactic has the desired effect, one teenager found that it certainly didn't help his case in court, being sentenced to life in prison for a fatal stabbing.

According to yesterday's report from the BBC, 15-year-old Joshua Williams is one of the 10 teenagers who were recently convicted in a British court for the 2007 west London gang murder of 22-year-old pharmacology student Yasin Abdirahman. Abdirahman was beaten and stabbed by the Murder Dem P***ies (MDP) gang, of which Williams is a member. As was revealed in the trial, Williams had posted at least one MySpace picture of himself holding a knife, complete with the title "me, myself and my shank." The jurors were shown this picture, which surely didn't help his case any. Although Williams was sentenced to life, he could be out in as little as 14 years. [From: BBC News]

Tags: crime, joshua williams, JoshuaWilliams, murder, myspace, social networking, SocialNetworking, top, Yasin Abdirahman, YasinAbdirahman

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