Kingston Coomer sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 19 years for the murder of 17-year-old Chikayne Heslip at a party in Waikiki

A 19-year-old has been sentenced to life in prison after stabbing another teenager 32 times at a party south of Perth.

About 100 people attended a party in Waikiki in 2020 when 17-year-old Chikayne Heslip was attacked by four men.

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When the event ended and the party spilled onto the street, someone accused Heslip of throwing a bottle at them. Heslip then tripped over it and was attacked by the group.

17-year-old Chikayne Heslip was killed in 2020. Recognition: 7NEWS

Kingston Coomer, 19, intervened during the attack and stabbed Heslip at least 32 times before fleeing the scene.

Coomer appeared in court on Tuesday and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

According to Heslip’s autopsy, his death was caused by blood loss from the stab wounds, despite the fact that he was beaten by several other men.

Police at the scene in Waikiki. Recognition: 7NEWS

Judge Michael Corboy acknowledged that Coomer was not the one who started the attack but called his actions a “senseless and inexplicable act of violence.”

As ABC reported, Heslip’s mother read a statement to the court and described her son as a “gentle giant with a heart of gold.”

Looking at Coomer, she told the teen, “We as a family will never forgive you.”

Coomer is eligible for parole in 19 years.

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