A BOY aged 12 who stabbed his seven- month-old nephew whose screaming distracted him from his PlayStation game was yesterday cleared of attempted murder.
The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found not guilty of attempted murder after four hours of jury deliberations at Hull Crown Court.
The jury of seven men and five women were still considering the alternative charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and wounding.
During the four-day trial, the court heard he stabbed the baby in the stomach with a kitchen knife.
The schoolboy then hid the broken knife under the television cabinet at their home in North East Lincolnshire.
The boy, who was 11 at the time of the incident, admitted it was the baby's screaming that made him stab his nephew and that he had felt "like a volcano, an erupting volcano".
He said he did not like the set-up at home since his nephew had come to stay.
The youngster kept interrupting his PlayStation game, which made him feel "a bit mad" and "frustrated".
The court heard he had also been usurped from his position as baby of the family by his younger nephew.