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A Wigston man has been found guilty of murder following a fatal stabbing in 2021.
Mason Mills was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 21 years, this afternoon (Friday 3 February).
At around 11.50pm on Friday 12 November 2021, a report was made to police that a man had been stabbed in Marriott Road, Aylestone.
Officers who were already in the area – following a report of a fight nearby – attended and found 20-year-old Kieron Moore lying on the ground with serious injuries. Initial enquiries at the scene led to 25-year-old Mills being identified as the person who had stabbed Kieron.
An on-call doctor was contacted and open-heart surgery was performed on Kieron in the street. But, despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead just before 12.40am. Mills was then further arrested on suspicion of his murder.
The subsequent investigation, led by detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) major crime team, established that both Mr Moore and Mills had been involved in an argument in Marriott Road which evolved into a fight.
Mills, of Boulter Crescent in Wigston, was also found guilty of possession of an offensive weapon following a trial at Leicester Crown Court. He was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment for this offence, which will run concurrently.
Detective Inspector Jenni Heggs, from EMSOU, was the senior investigating officer. She said: “Mills and Kieron were not known to one another before Kieron was stabbed. While we don’t know exactly what led to the argument occurring, we do know it resulted in Mills arming himself with a knife.
“This case has taken some time to come to court and I hope today’s outcome will provide a degree of closure to the families of those involved.”