Kieren Smith facing life in prison for murdering his mother by stabbing her 94 times and severing her spine

Named for the first time: Teenager facing life in prison for murdering his mother by stabbing her 94 times and severing her spineKieren Smith turned on Leah Whittle, stabbing her with at least one knifeThe 42-year-old had 'little chance' to defend herself Police called it a 'particularly horrific and sustained attack' | UPDATED: 21:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 Violent death: Leah Whittle, 42, was stabbed to death at her house by her teenage son Kieren Smith. He will be sentenced tomorrow A 17-year-old youth has been found guilty of the murder of his mother who he stabbed to death after losing his temper. Kieren Smith killed 42-year-old Leah Whittle at her home in Benville Road, Weymouth, Dorset, on July 21.

Leah Whittle: Teenager with interest in knives "stabbed his mother 94 times"

Teenager 'cut through his mother's spinal cord so she could not move and stabbed her 94 times in brutal attack'Youth allegedly turned on Leah Whittle, stabbing her with at least one knifeThe 42-year-old had 'little chance' to defend herself, the court heard Teenager, who admits having 'an interest in knives', fled the flat in DorsetDivorced mother, 42, found slumped against hallway wall of her home | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 29 November 2012 Violent death: Leah Whittle, 42, was stabbed to death at her house.