“A father killed a violent thug who robbed his son of his iPhone at knifepoint. Derek Grant traced Patrick Bradley using an app that revealed the gadget’s location,” Grant McCabe reports for The Daily Record. “Grant confronted Bradley, who stabbed him in the eye. Grant then repeatedly stabbed Bradley, who died later of cardiac arrest. Grant yesterday admitted culpable homicide at the High Court in Glasgow.”
“The tragedy began on August 30 last year when Grant’s son, politics student Jordan, 20, was robbed by Bradley in Greenock on the way home from work. Jordan went home and told his dad, who discovered the iPhone was nearby using a Find My iPhone app,” McCabe reports. “Grant then left his home in the town’s Wellington Street with Jordan and his two younger sons Lee, 17, and 16-year-old Jamie. They spotted Bradley, who had a significant record for violence, and Grant told him to hand back the phone. Bradley, 29, instead lashed out and knifed Grant in the left eye.”
“He retaliated and repeatedly stabbed Bradley with a knife he had taken from home because he feared for his safety. Father-of-four Grant was arrested and later said: ‘I wish to declare for the record that at the time of this incident, I was acting in self-defense,'” McCabe reports. “Grant, 38, ha[s] been forced to give up his job as a driver having lost the sight in his eye.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]