Fri, 15 Apr 2011
A MOTHER jailed for her alleged role in the death of a teenager stabbed to death by her son as what started as a “fair fight” ended in carnage today when she won the right to challenge her conviction.
Tracy Maureen Carpenter, 47, was jailed for 11 years at Worcester Crown Court in April after she was convicted of manslaughter in relation to the death of 19-year-old Shane Price, who was fatally stabbed by Carpenter’s son, Joe.
Joe Carpenter, 19, was jailed for life after admitting Shane’s murder, London’s Appeal Court heard. His father, Paul Carpenter, also received 11 years after he was convicted of manslaughter.
Shane Price of Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, was stabbed by Joe Carpenter at the scene of a pre-arranged fight on Hartlebury Common which got tragically out of hand.
Judge Nicholas Cooke QC, sitting with Mr Justice Wilkie and Lord Justice Pitchford, said the exact cause of the bloodshed was still unclear, although it was “probably over a woman”........................