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Boy found guilty of murdering 15-year-old as retaliation



A 15-year-old boy who was attacked in the street with a knife, an umbrella, and a rounders bat has been found guilty of the “revenge” killing.

In July 2021, Tamim Ian Habimana was stabbed in the chest in Woolwich, south-east London.
At the Old Bailey, a 16-year-old boy was found guilty of manslaughter but cleared of murder.
He was also found guilty of having a knife, wounding a second person, and conspiring to commit violent disorder.
The charges of attempted murder, manslaughter, and murder were dropped against four additional young people, ages 16 to 20.

On the other hand, one of them, a 16-year-old, was found guilty of wounding, possessing a weapon of violence, and conspiring to commit violent disorder.
Another, matured 17, was indicted for having a hostile weapon and connivance to commit rough turmoil.
Lawyer Danny Robinson KC for the prosecution told jurors that the group went to Woolwich “intent on revenge” for a stabbing nine days earlier in Dartford.

Mr. Habimana and two other young men approached them, and the 16-year-old fatally stabbed Mr. Habimana, who ran up the road before collapsing at a bus stop, “within seconds.”
The defendants fled after an off-duty police officer intervened to end the fight.

The umbrella stem, knife blade, and handle were later discovered nearby by police.
The sentencing was put off until a later time.


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