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Murderer who hunted down and beat schoolboy to death with a stick could be free in weeks

A brutal killer who beat a teenage boy to death could be released from prison imminently.

Lee Young, who savagely beat, kicked and stamped a 15-year-old boy to death in a crime that rocked Hull, could be soon walking the city’s streets once again, Hull Live reports.

A gang from Bransholme, who were looking for a victim that night, murdered Lee Conman.

Lee Young, 17, and Leon Thomas Clarkson (17), were looking for victims from the Ings Estate. Lee was shopping at a local convenience store when they came upon him.

Lee was alone with one friend and did not stand a chance against the violent Bransholmers gang.



Lee Conman, pictured, was still at school when he was murdered by the gang
Lee Conman, pictured, was still at school when he was murdered by the gang

The pair set upon Lee, who collapsed at the scene and died 14 hours later from severe head injuries.

The subsequent trial at Hull Crown Court heard Young shattered Lee’s skull by hitting him over the head repeatedly with a heavy stick, he also kicked him as he lay unconscious, dying on the ground.

Clarkson was also found guilty of murder and has been released.

Hull Live reported that Young, now 31, who has never apologised or shown remorse for the murder, is due for parole and could be set to return to Hull, potentially living just minutes from where his victim lived.

A letter from the Prison and Probation Service seen by Hull Live states: “I have been informed that following a recent parole review for the offender concerned that a decision has been reached by the Parole Board to recommend release from custody for this offender.”



Friends of Conman's look at the flowers laid at the scene of the murder in 2006
Friends of Conman’s look at the flowers laid at the scene of the murder in 2006

The publication stated they understand that Young has previously been refused early parole for offences inside the prison, but after serving 15 years of his life sentence he is now eligible to be freed – and that could be imminent.

His release could be announced on the 15th anniversary Lee died, which occurred on September 23, 2006. This happened one day after he had been brutally attacked.

Hull Live has learned that Young shows no remorse, despite Clarkson’s family getting in touch to express their sadness.

His grandparents raised Lee and his sister Jessica, who were 17 years old when Young died. Their mother had abandoned them.

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Grandmother Madeline Conman did not bear a grudge against Clarkson’s mother after the family left a written four-page letter on Lee’s grave expressing their condolences.

During the trial, it was heard how Young grabbed the stick from his friend and struck Lee from behind over the head repeatedly, which the prosecution say broke his skull “like an eggshell”.

A spokesman for the Parole Board said: “We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board has directed the release of Lee Young following an oral hearing in September.”

Murderer who hunted down and beat schoolboy to death with a stick could be free in weeks
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