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Goldie's son gets life for Wolverhampton murder

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The son of music star Goldie was today ordered to spend at least 21 years in jail for murdering a young father in Wolverhampton.

The son of music star Goldie was today ordered to spend at least 21 years in jail for murdering a young father in Wolverhampton.

Jamie Price, who is also known by his famous father's nickname, stabbed 21-year-old Marlon Morris on the city's notorious Broad Street.

The victim, from Pendeford, was knifed four times - once so hard in the back that the knife scored his shoulder blade. Mr Morris died of his injuries and blood loss as he was being taken to New Cross Hospital.

Price was given a life sentence by Judge John Milmo QC today, with a minimum tariff of 21 years, after being found guilty of Mr Morris's murder yesterday afternoon.

The judge told Price: "You didn't intend to kill but to cause him serious injuries. But when a victim is stabbed it's largely a matter of chance whether he lives or dies."

Price, from Long Ley, Heath Town, yawned as the sentence was passed.

A statement issued by the victim's family said: "Today has seen justice for Marlon and while it has been a long and difficult journey, it is the right result and enables closure."

Jurors at Nottingham Crown Court heard how 23-year-old Price was a member of the Heath Town-based Firetown Crew.

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Tensions were understood to have flared between the gang and members of a rival group known as the Pendeford Crew. Mr Morris was on a night out in August 2008 when he was murdered by Price after an early morning stand-off between gangs.

The judge added: "The refusal of gangs to accept the law, coupled with their determination to impose their own anarchic views, is something that cannot be tolerated."

Goldie has said of his son: "I tried to give him opportunities. I told him that I'd pay for anything he wanted to do. But he went the other way."

By Mike Woods

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