A teen murderer who stabbed a schoolgirl 28 times before her body was found hidden under a sofa on a pathway has been jailed for life.
Leonne Weeks’s body was discovered beneath the fly-tipped sofa on a secluded footpath in Dinnington, South Yorkshire, in January last year.
The 16-year-old had been stabbed more than two dozen times.
Shea Peter Heeley, 19, was charged with murdering the schoolgirl, who police said died from multiple stab wounds to her head and upper body.
And today, he was locked up for life – with a minimum term of 24-and-a-half years – at Sheffield Crown Court after pleading guilty to the offence last month.
After his arrest, the teenager said he had always known that he would kill someone, the court was told. He later told staff in a secure mental hospital: “I like that I have done it, I just do. I like killing.”