Man found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing

The men who ambushed and staff a man to death back in 2016 have finally been convited of manslaughter.

Marlon Thomas, 28, of Woodcote Place, West Norwood, and Jerome Osbourne, 33, of Somerset Avenue, Chessington were found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 20 June, following a seven week trial.

Their sentencing, will happen in the next few weeks.

The Murder

On 29th July 2016, Police were dispatched to reports of a stabbing near Bethnel Green Underground.

At the scene, they discovered Luther colapsed outside a petrol stations. Paramedics rushed to the scene, trying but failing to revive the man, who was pronounced dead bt midnight.

A post-mortem examination held at Poplar Mortuary gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Police discovered that the man was stabbed, before walking to the petrol station for help – before colapsing. The stabbing was said to have happened because of an altercation over Luthers ex girlfriend.

Case Officer DS Brett Hagen stated: “This investigation was a lengthy and challenging one, but ultimately justice has prevailed. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my team for their painstaking work in reviewing thousands of hours of CCTV footage, which led to the arrest, charge and conviction of the individuals who carried out this savage attack.”

Police have said that Luthers family have shown great strength through the case, and they’re hopping for a long sentence to help provide closure to loved ones.

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