Sunderland killer jailed again for Facebook threats to care workers

Steven Hamilton is behind bars again after a Facebook rant.
Steven Hamilton is behind bars again after a Facebook rant.
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KILLER Steven Hamilton is today starting a new jail term after admitting posting malicious messages on Facebook against social services.

The 24-year-old was jailed for 18 months after stabbing his father, also called Steven, nine times at their Marley Pots home in 2006.

He admitted manslaughter on the grounds of provocation after Newcastle Crown Court heard of long-running abuse from the 42-year-old father towards his son.

Last month he was given a three-year community order with supervision by the same court after he admitted two counts of harassment against his mother after mounting a hate campaign against her.

He began sending her and his friend abusive and threatening messages after he found out they were having a relationship.

He walked form court after serving the equivalent of a 10-month sentence on remand.

The court gave him an indefinite restraining order, banning him from any future contact with his mum.

Now Hamilton, of Church Street North, Monkwearmouth, has been jailed for a further 18 weeks after pleading guilty at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court to making a malicious communication.

It relates to comments put on social networking site Facebook regarding Durham County Council’s social services department.

The Echo understands the case relates to links he has in the Durham area.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “This should serve as a warning to people who might be tempted to post threats against people on social networking sites that they could face arrest and prosecution.”

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