Teenage girl guilty of gay killing
A former public schoolgirl who kicked and stamped on a gay man is facing jail for his murder
Ruby Thomas hurled homophobic abuse at the civil servant before attacking him in London’s Trafalgar Square.
The 18-year-old was found guilty of the manslaughter of 62-year-old Ian Baynham, who died 18 days after the drink-fuelled assault.
Police later found his blood smeared on her handbag and the ballet pumps she was wearing as she kicked him.
The court was told that she smiled as “put the boot into” the man after he was knocked to the ground by another teenager, Joel Alexander.
Thomas’s ex-boyfriend told the Old Bailey that the blonde teenager from south east London, was “not the type of girl” to have done it.
But jurors did not agree and convicted her of manslaughter, along with 20-year-old Joel Alexander.
A third defendant, 18-year-old Rachael Burke was found guilty of affray at an earlier trial.