MARILYN MANSON-Inspired Killer Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

February 11, 2005

A Scottish teenager convicted of killing his 14-year-old former girlfriend after drawing inspiration from paintings by Marilyn Manson was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison for her murder, according to Scotsman.com.

Jodi Jones (photo),14, was stripped, tied up and savagely stabbed to death in woods near her home in Dalkeith, Midlothian, on June 30 2003.

Her death bore similarities to the gruesome "Black Dahlia" murder of 1940s Hollywood actress Elizabeth Short.

Marilyn Manson produced paintings depicting the "Black Dahlia" killing and Lord Nimmo Smith said he believed Luke Mitchell (photo),16, carried the images in his head when he murdered Jodi.

The judge said he believed Mitchell "found evil attractive" and thought there might be a "perverted glamour in doing something wicked."

He said, "I do not feel able to ignore the fact that there was a degree of resemblance between the injuries inflicted on Jodi and those shown in the Marilyn Manson paintings of Elizabeth Short that we saw."

He said Mitchell's cannabis use may have contributed to him not being able to make the distinction between fantasy and reality which would have stopped a normal person carrying out the attack.

On January 21, a jury of eight women and seven men found Mitchell guilty of the murder charge 24 hours after beginning deliberations.

The 15 jurors also convicted Mitchell of supplying cannabis.

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