A British schoolboy has been convicted of manslaughter for stabbing his love rival pictured above in the heart in front of his ex-girlfriend they both loved.
The 17-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons was found guilty of killing Irfan Wahid, 16, by a jury at the Leeds Crown Court today.
Leeds Crown Court heard that Irfan, who was described by friends as 'humble and very fearless', was killed following a single wound to the chest in a broad daylight street fight over the affections of a schoolgirl they both had feelings for.
The jury at Leeds Crown Court heard that on the afternoon of the attack the defendant went to meet the girl at a bus stop in an attempt to discuss their relationship.
According to reports, shortly after Irfan Wahid got off a bus, intending to meet the same young woman. He discovered her talking to the 17-year-old.
Eyewitnesses described how Irfan lashed out, hitting the 17-year-old a number of times before he pulled out a knife and stabbed Irfan between the ribs. He died later in hospital.
The jury of six men and six women found the defendant not guilty of murder after more than two days of deliberations.
The 17-year-old inflicted the fatal stab wound at a bus stop on Harehills Lane on February 10 this year, and was found guilty of an alternative charge of manslaughter by a majority of 10-2.
He had previously pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon following Irfan's death in February of this year.
The jury also heard that the defendant, who was 16 at the time of the killing and was still mourning their break up which had happened in November 2016.
Addressing the defendant, Judge Marson, QC, said: 'The sentence will have to wait so that you can be seen by the youth offending team and they can prepare a report for the court.
'In the meantime, you will have to be remanded in custody.'
The teenage murderer will be sentenced on September 15.