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Jacob Talbot-Lummis Biography
Who is Jacob Talbot-Lummis
A video game-obsessed teenager who shot a 15-year-old boy in the face with a double-barreled shotgun was sentenced to 24 years in prison for the attempted murder of him.
Jacob Talbot-Lummis, 16, had an “obsessive interest in all types of firearms and had become entrenched in watching computer games online,” Judge Martyn Levett told Ipswich Crown Court.
He said the defendant had played a virtual reality computer game called Blood Trail the day before shooting his victim in Kesgrave near Ipswich on September 7 last year.
A friend of the defendant said the game was “hyper-realistic in its violence” and that Talbot-Lummis “adores it.”
Jacob Talbot-Lummis of Carol Avenue, Martlesham, appeared in Ipswich Crown Court today, Monday, November 1, where he was sentenced to 24 years in detention , with an extended five-year leave period.
Talbot-Lummis had previously been convicted on Friday, June 25, after a month-long trial, when he was convicted of attempted murder by an 11-1 majority verdict and was unanimously convicted of possession of a shotgun with the intent to endanger life.
He pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with the intent to cause fear of violence, but denied the other offenses.
Monday, September 7
The shooting took place at approximately 8:40 a.m. on Monday, September 7, in Kesgrave, as the 15-year-old victim was on her way to school.
Talbot-Lummis, who was also 15 years old at the time of the incident, had driven to Friend’s Walk in his father’s car and waited about an hour before confronting the victim on his usual route to school. He then shot her in the face with a double-barreled shotgun that he had taken from his grandfather’s house.
After the shooting
Talbot-Lummis stood next to the victim with witnesses who described him as calm. He then pointed the gun at a man in the neighboring house who looked out the window after hearing the shot.
Talbot-Lummis then got into the car and drove away from the scene, before being located and arrested by armed police officers on Westwood Avenue, Ipswich, later that morning at 10.55 a.m. The shotgun was found in the back of the car.
The armed police officers who arrested him had to break the car window to get him out and then admitted his guilt to those officers.
life-long injury treatment
The victim suffered a major injury to his face and his condition was initially life-threatening. He suffered a stroke after being transferred to the hospital, which left him partially paralyzed and wit some brain damage. He continues to receive life-long injury treatment.
Talbot-Lummis and the victim were together at school and had previously been friends. Talbot-Lummis claimed that he had been bullied by the victim and that he had only intended to scare him.
He said his plan was to put the victim in the car and then take him to Rendlesham Forest and shoot him to scare him, but this version of events was rejected by the court.
planning the attack for nearly a year
The police investigation found that Talbot-Lummis had been planning the attack for nearly a year and had made comments to a friend about wanting to get a gun and shoot someone, which the friend dismissed as fantasy.