A TEENAGER killed a 51-year-old Huntingdon man with a single punch. The 16-year-old yesterday (Tuesday) pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Duncan Tulloch, a father of two. He made a written confession at Huntingdon Crown Court where he had been due t
A TEENAGER killed a 51-year-old Huntingdon man with a single punch.
The 16-year-old yesterday (Tuesday) pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Duncan Tulloch, a father of two.
He made a written confession at Huntingdon Crown Court where he had been due to stand trial for murder.
The teenager, who was 15 at the time of the offence and cannot be named for legal reasons, said there had been an argument between him and his victim.
He told the court he had been punched by the Mr Tulloch, and retaliated by punching him once to the torso on October 8 last year.
But he added that he did not intend to kill Mr Tulloch or cause him serious harm.
Mr Tulloch died in Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon on November 3 last year, nearly a month after he admitted himself to hospital saying he had been assaulted.
A post mortem examination said Mr Tulloch had sustained broken ribs, scratches to his face and a black eye.
Cambridgeshire police said that Mr Tulloch had told his mother he had been attacked by two people.
Mr Tulloch, who had lived in Wolff Close for two years, was discharged from hospital but was readmitted three days later. He remained in hospital until his death.
The teenager was also charged with three crimes against another person.
The court was told in January of this year there were two offences of taking revenge and one of an assault causing actual bodily harm. The offences will remain on file.
A second youth, also 16, was charged with one offence of taking revenge, assault causing actual bodily harm, and intimidation of the same victim in April this year.
His honour Judge Anthony Bate bound him over for a year.
The other youth was detained in a secure unit.
He will be sentenced on Friday, October 23 at Cambridge Crown Court after psychiatric and psychological reports have been carried out.
Mr Tulloch, who grew up in the Stukeley area was separated from his wife, and had a son and a daughter.
At the time of his death, friends and family of Mr Tulloch described him as a man who would "help people with their DIY" and who was close to his children.