A TEENAGE gang member from Kenton faces a lengthy jail term after he was convicted in connection with a murder.
Omar Harrison, of Kenmore Road, was convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey on Friday while his two friends, Jermaine Sawyers, 19, and Cori Lindsey, 18, both of no fixed addresses, were convicted of murder.
Just before 1.30am on Wednesday, July 22, 2010, Mahad Mohammed was fatally stabbed by the group of young men, following a suspected drug deal gone wrong.
Nearby neighbours on the estate where he lived, Winstanley Estate in Wye Street, Battersea, south west London were awoken by the sounds of shouting and the victim’s cries for help.
Some witnessed the group attacking Mr Mohammed and saw him running away, bleeding heavily and then collapsing.
Despite efforts by members of the public and the emergency services to save the 20-year-old, he died from his injuries a short time later. A post mortem examination the following day found he had suffered four stab wounds to his back, hip, chest and neck.
Speaking after the trial Detective Inspector Dave Reid, Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “Mahad Mohammed was viciously assaulted and murdered by a group of men that included Sawyers, Harrison and Lindsey.
“Whatever the reason for his meeting with Sawyers that evening, Mahad was outnumbered and brutally attacked without any opportunity to defend himself or get away. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the witnesses who came forward and assisted the police with this investigation and the members of the public who attempted to help Mahad by administering first aid.”
Mr Mohammed had been to a bar in Streatham with his brother and at then drove them home. On route he stopped at a shop so his brother could buy some cigarettes, the court heard.
Sawyers, Harrison and Lindsey were outside the shop and he was approached by Sawyers.
The two men discussed meeting later and were in telephone contact.
Mr Mohammed dropped his brother and friend to their homes and drove his Audi to the Winstanley Estate where a short time later he was fatally stabbed - found with about £100 cash in his hand and more strewn across the street.
Detectives identified the suspects from CCTV footage seized from the area.
All three will be sentenced at the same court on July 6.