Teenagers Facing Jail Over Facebook Post

They "glorified" a murder

17/03/2016 10:45

Two teenagers are facing jail over Facebook posts that vilified a judge and glorified a murder.

Damien Parker-Stokes, 19, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named, took photos of their friend, Ryan Sheppard, being sentenced in August 2014.

The pictures glorified a friend who beat a 35-year-old engineer to death in 2013

The pictures "glorified" Sheppard, who beat a 35-year-old engineer to death in 2013.

Parker-Stokes' took five photos during Sheppard's sentencing and a video, the Shropshire Star reports. 

Posting the images to Sheppard's wall, Parker-Stokes wrote: "Ride or die certified south west g".

The 17-year-old later uploaded a photograph of the judge and commented: "Fuk (sic) the judge!".

The case demonstrates the increasing difficulty courts face in policing the potential disruption mobile phones and social media can cause during a criminal proceeding said Ben Watson, solicitor general Robert Buckland.

Both teenagers deny knowing that taking images in court was prohibited

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