According to new footage, a road rage victim walked up in front a BMW driver and stabbed him to his death.
According to CCTV, Alexander Layton, 34 years old, got on a bus and cut James Stokoe, 40, off his car.
Yesterday, Layton was convicted for the murder of Mr Stokoe while his four year-old son, who was sitting in Thornaby on Teesside in May 2020, watched horror.
Teesside Crown Court Judge warned him that his sentence for murder would be life in prison.
Alexander Layton, 34 years old, took a bus ride and cut James Stokoe, 40,’s car. The CCTV captured the attack.
Yesterday Layton was found guilty of killing Mr Stokoe before his son of four years in Thornaby on Teesside in May 2020.
CCTV recorded the arrest of the thug in a pizzeria. He was also arrested by police before being served.
Yesterday, the Cleveland Police issued this photograph of James Stokoe and his son Harry
Layton was seen in new footage getting off a bus with a bag, shorts and a poloshirt.
As he left the car, he seemed to thank the driver.
Layton allowed the driver to pull away, and Layton walked in front of his BMW.
After they had argued, the white car braked and then Mr Stokoe was attacked by the killer.
Also captured by CCTV, the moment the man was taken into police custody in front of a pizza place was also caught.
As a result, he turned slowly to face officers.
The killer crawled to his knees and then fell to the ground as officers rushed to arrest him.
Also captured by CCTV, the moment the man was taken into police custody in a pizza place was before the order was even made.
He was convicted yesterday and Cleveland Constabulary released the evidence, as well as family tributes.
Yesterday Layton was convicted of murdering Mr Stokoe following a trial at Teesside Crown Court.
Four-year-old Stokoe, who was taking his child to visit his grandparents, had been strapped in a car chair during the horrendous attack.
Peter Makepeace QC was the prosecution. He stated to jurors that Layton got off the bus following a visit to a food bank and then crossed a busy main highway, forcing Mr Stokoe into a sharp braking.
Layton had been carrying a knife in his bag when the driver became angry.
The accused walked up to his victim and repeatedly stabbed them, leaving him with a lifeless body.
Yesterday, Layton was found guilty in the murder of Mr Stokoe. (Meeting Alex and Alex at Teesside Crown Court).
Photographed by Mr Stokoe, his four-year old son had been taken to his grandparents. He was also strapped into a car chair during the horrible attack.
Thornaby’s Layton denied the murder of Layton and possession an offensive weapon. He claimed self-defence but was unsuccessful.
He was completely unknown to Mr. Stokoe who had worked in a local dealership.
M. Makepeace stated that Mr. Stokoe was clearly shocked by the incident.
“That may have been made worse by the fact that his son was riding in a booster in the rear of the vehicle.”
An ambulance was dispatched to the scene. However, Mr Stokoe passed away in his ambulance.
His wife, Durham University laboratory technician, phoned him to inform traffic of the dangers in the region.
Layton fled from the scene, dumped the knife and then camped in Great Ayton. The next day, he was taken into custody in a pizza place.
After deliberating for three hours, the jury found Layton guilty of murder and possession with an offensive weapon. Photo: Layton was convicted of murder and possessing an offensive weapon after deliberating for less than three hours.
After deliberating for three hours, the jury found him guilty of murder and possession of an offensive weapon.
Judge Howard Crowson stated, “In a matter of such seriousness, we need to have time for reflection.” Murder is punishable by life imprisonment.
According to the victim’s family, “Nothing can ever bring back James our love and we must live with what has happened the rest of my life.”
He will be missed greatly by everyone.
“James is a treasured friend and he was incredibly kind, gentle and caring. His loss will be felt by all of us.
Helen Barker Temporary Detective Inspector stated that the shocking incident occurred while James was in court. It will be felt by James greatly.
“The passing of James caused a great deal of grief for his family. I am thinking about them and their families at this very difficult time.
She made a tribute to Mr Stokoe and thanked those who helped the police investigation.