A man has been convicted of stabbing his friend to death in Isleworth in a row over drugs.
Azeem Issa, 22, of Haweswater House, Isleworth, was found guilty of the murder of Sahil Roy on the Ivybridge Estate, at the Old Bailey on Monday (September 26).
The 28-year-old, who was engaged to be married to his girlfriend of eight years, died in his mother's arms after being knifed twice on Summerwood Road on April 10.
Following the three-week murder trial , Issa is due to be sentenced on Thursday (September 29).
The court heard they had met up outside Sahil's block of flats to smoke cannabis but Issa had been in an "agitated mood and was desperate to find Sahil".
Earlier that day he had contacted the victim several times and even turned up at his flat.
When the two finally met there was an argument over drugs and Sahil told Issa to “just relax”.
Enraged, he pushed Sahil, pulled out a concealed knife and proceeded to stab him in the shoulder and neck before he fled the scene.
Sahil's parents, brother and sister were called and rushed down from the flat to find him collapsed and bleeding.
Police arrested Issa at his home address later that evening and charged him with Sahil’s murder on April 12.
Watch video of scene from the fatal stabbing
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Sahil was described by friends and family as a “nice, funny, soft, selfless man” and a shrine created to a "child of Ivybridge ", following his death in April.
Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "This was a brutal attack which saw a young man, who was due to be married, lose his life and his family have been left heartbroken.
"Our thoughts are with Sahil’s family and friends and we hope that today’s conviction will give them some peace."