A man who stabbed an 18-year-old man to death in Urmston has been jailed.
Dannell Dunkley of Gorton, Manchester pleaded guilty to the murder of Rhyan Wilson on the first day of his trial at Manchester Crown Court on Monday 16 February 2015.
He was sentenced today – Tuesday 17 February 2015 – to life imprisonment and ordered to serve at least 15 years and 9 months in prison.
The court heard that on Saturday 16 August 2014, a fight broke out between two girls outside the Ivory Pub on Flixton Road in Urmston which was broken up by door staff before one of the girls called her older sister and her boyfriend – Dannell Dunkley – asking them to come and join in with the dispute.
Upon their arrival, about 100 yards up the road from the pub the fight escalated. Dunkley set upon Rhyan and another 18-year-old man, both of whom had been with one of the girls involved in the original argument.
Rhyan was stabbed nine times in the chest and back and was taken to Hope Hospital where he sadly died.
His friend was stabbed twice in the arm during the altercation and taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary and has now made a full recovery.
Detective Inspector Theresa Carter said: “Rhyan’s death was extremely tragic and the investigation into what happened that day in August has been mentally and emotionally tough for everybody involved but hopefully the sentence that has been passed today will go some way to offering his family some closure.
“The past few months have been an extremely hard time for Rhyan’s family.”