THE MURDER of a man in a Wembley squat has landed two men with 16 year jail sentences each.
PiotrKulik, 30, and Krzysztof Szafisz, 27, both of no fixed address, were sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday (March 9) for the murder of 38-year-old Marcin Porczek.
Themen were sentenced on Friday following their conviction a day ealier over the killing, which happened at a derelict building off Brentfield Road on December 13 2010.
Another man was charged with murder alongside Kulik and Szafisz, but he was found not guilty following the trial.
Detectiveinspector Craig Jones from the homicide and serious crime command said: "A minor disagreement between Marcin Porczek and the defendants has ended with tragic consequences and two men are facing a substantial prison sentence. Such violence will not be tolerated and the Metropolitan Police Service will rigorously investigate these cases to make sure those responsible are put before the court."
Thecourt heard that police were called the building at 12.39pm on December 14. Officers found a man facedown on a mattress on the floor suffering from a head injury.
Apost-mortem examination held at Northwick Park Hospital mortuary on December 16 gave cause of death as head and chest injuries.
Apolice spokesman said: "Enquiries revealed that at the time of his death Marcin Porczek had been sleeping at the building in Brentfield Road which was known to be used as a squat.
"Theprevious day an argument had flared up between him and the defendants who also stayed at the address. They were unhappy with the amount of money he had given them for helping to strip and sell some scrap metal from the building and believed he owed them a larger share."
Theargument escalated and Marcin was kicked in the body and slapped around the head. His body was discovered the following day by another squatter who called police.
Kulik andSzafisz were arrested on December 15 and interviewed about the crime. They admitted being together but gave "inconsistent" stories about what happened on the day Marcin was murdered.
Forensicevidence was also able to prove their involvement in the assault on Marcin along with witness accounts of arguments that led up to the incident. Both were subsequently charged with murder.
Two other men arrested during the investigation were released with no further action.