The jury at Newcastle Crown Court took just an hour to convict David Barton of murdering 19-year-old Christopher Johnston
The accused were Christopher Johnston
, 18, Jim Potts, 37, Gary Harris, 18, David Cunningham, 35, Amin Ul Haq Khan, 33, and Stephen Bell, 40, all unemployed and living in Belfast.
- nicknamed CJ - lost his life when Barton used the razor-sharp samurai weapon to sever his windpipe and slice straight through his chest.
died soon after suffering two wounds - one which slashed his windpipe - on a Newcastle playing field.
This Saturday, November 28, a few of the zoo volunteers, under the supervision of Bird of Prey handler Christopher Johnston
, will be visiting an old friend of the zoo, Ann Leitch, in her new pet shop Paws and Jaws at 7 Churchhill Way, Bishopbriggs, with Ollie the Owl from 1pm-3pm.
He is charged with the murder of Christopher Johnston
, of St Peter's Court, Byker, Newcastle, who died on Thursday after he was stabbed.
, nine, said his classmates loved having water on tap.
A SWORD killer was today facing life behind bars for stabbing teenager Christopher Johnston
to death in a park.
Officers launched a murder investigation yesterday after Christopher Johnston
, 19, of St Peter's Court, in Byker, Newcastle, was found with multiple stab wounds on the field at nearby Ayton Rise.
A FRIEND of Christopher Johnston
has told how he tried desperately to save him.
A SWORD killer's deadly clash with teenager Christopher Johnston
took only 32 fateful seconds, a murder jury heard.
David Barton, 21, is accused of arming himself with an ornamental sword and stabbing rival Christopher Johnston
, 19, through the chest and neck after an earlier scuffle on Ayton Rise, Byker, Newcastle, in April.