A concertgoer has been found guilty of murder in the death of a fellow reveler at a Jessie J show in London in April.
Graphic designer Ashley Charles was convicted of attacking 37-year-old Phillip Sherriff with a bottle shortly after the British singer stepped offstage at Pulse nightclub. The father of two died in a hospital four days later from his wounds.
Charles, 26, denied the murder charge and said he acted in self-defense after the two men shared a heated exchange at the bar. He was convicted of the killing following a trial at London's Old Bailey, the BBC reports.
Judge Paul Worsley told him, "This is a tragic case. ... He was a decent man. ... You clearly became annoyed at what you perceived was the conduct of Mr. Sherriff and lost your temper when he may have pushed against you at the bar."
Charles has been ordered to spend a minimum of 14 years behind bars.
Jessie J previously paid tribute to the victim after learning of his death, writing in a post on Twitter, "I am lost for words. All I can say is my thoughts, love and respects are with the family and children of the man who attended the Blackberry gig last week who sadly lost his life this morning. So sad ..."
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