Teenager Charged With Murder of British Art Student in York

Stabbing victim Liam Miller Photo: Liverpool Echo

A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with the murder of  the art student Liam Miller, who was killed in his hometown of York, England, on Monday.

The teenager was accused of stabbing to death the 20-year-old aspiring graphic designer in a street attack. Miller was a student at the Liverpool John Moores University, but had returned home for the summer holiday.

The suspect—who was also accused of the attempted murder of a 50-year-old man wounded near by—was apprehended by police after being discharged from hospital, where he had been treated for self-inflicted knife wounds.

Liam Miller was killed in the city of York, England. Photo: livingtravel.com

Liam Miller was killed in the city of York, England.
Photo: via livingtravel.com.

Yorkshire Police told the Liverpool Echo that the suspect,who has not been named, would appear in court on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, fellow student Dan Kelly paid tribute to the young victim. “We spent every day in uni together, he was a really close friend, even though we only met last September,” he told the local press. “We were both going to specialize in illustration next year.”

The victim studied illustration at Liverpool John Moore's University in Liverpool, England. Photo: The Telegraph

The victim studied illustration at Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, England.
Photo: via The Telegraph.

He added that Miller was a bright student who was “beyond his years,” and that “his illustration work was ridiculously good, that’s one of the tragic things. He was a talented musician too and could play piano and guitar, he was always recording music.”


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