FULL SUTTON, United Kingdom — A felon serving life for stabbing a chef in front of a group of terrified school kids and their moms, has been convicted of stabbing another inmate with a screwdriver for throwing away his food.
Steven Branscombe, 51, waited until he and the victim were in a workshop at Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire before, going ape withe a screwdriver because the man had earlier tossed some of his uneaten chow in the trash.
Authorities say an “ill feeling” had developed between the prisoners, according to Hull Live.
Both were reportedly assembling bicycles to be gifted to charity when suddenly Branscombe came up from behind the other unidentified inmate and jabbed him in the neck multiple times. The victim was left with a half-centimeter gash in his neck.
Branscombe was serving a life sentence for slaying 42-year-old chef, Marc Clarke back on Jan. 27, 2012, after similarly harboring a long-simmering grudge.
In that case, Branscombe, a father of two, claimed to have “snapped” over a beef with the chef over the questionable quality of cocaine Clarke allegedly had sold him a decade before.
As they were driving by a school at around 3 p.m., Branscombe weaved his Peugeot in front of Clarke’s Mercedes, forcing him to a halt.
Branscombe then grabbed his 6-inch kitchen knife he kept in the car and stabbed Clarke twice before gasping school children and their carpooling parents.
At the conclusion of his trial at Liverpool Crown Court, Branscombe claimed he went into a fit of rage only momentarily. “I lost it for a split second. I just lost control of myself. I can’t explain my reasons for my actions, I don’t know why I did it.”
Judge Clement Goldstone then warned Branscombe to be leery of his temper and potential foes.
“You are a man quite capable of making other enemies,” he said.