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Britain’s youngest ever gun killer is jailed for life after the 14-year-old shot dead a 15-year-old schoolboy

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A 14-year-old boy who shot 15-year-old schoolboy Keon Lincoln in a gang assault in Birmingham has been jailed for all times.

 

Yussuf Mustapha’s id was revealed by a decide at Birmingham Crown Court docket at the moment, Nov. 29.

 

He’s dealing with a compulsory life sentence alongside three different youngsters convicted of murdering 15-year-old Keon close to his house in Handsworth, Birmingham.

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Keon was shot at and stabbed after attempting to flee the 30-second assault in January this yr. He died two hours later at Birmingham Kids’s Hospital from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

 

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In a sufferer influence assertion at the moment, Keon’s mom mentioned: “I’m in a nightmare that I can’t get up from. A bit of soul has been taken from me.”

 

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Sentencing, Lord Justice William Davis mentioned the homicide had been “fastidiously deliberate and executed” utilizing a revolver and a automotive stolen to be used within the killing. 

 

He added: “Keon’s mom was within the household house, she went out to search out her son dying on the pavement having heard the gunshots outdoors. Not solely had she been robbed of her son, but additionally had the expertise and trauma of watching him die. 

 

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“When a 15-year-old boy is killed in that method the primary query anyone asks is ‘why?’. That query has by no means been answered.”

 

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Mustapha was convicted of homicide by jurors earlier this month following a five-week trial. He informed jurors he was not on the homicide scene however later admitted he had lied to police.

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Lifting a court docket order banning the media from naming Mustapha, the decide mentioned that it was within the public curiosity to call him.

 

The decide additionally mentioned {that a} 16-year-old youth discovered responsible of homicide needs to be named however stayed the lifting of the order, pending the result of enchantment in opposition to his conviction.

 

Their accomplices Michael Ugochukwu and Tahjgeem Breakenridge, each 18, had been additionally convicted of homicide and jailed for all times. Kieron Donaldson, 18, was discovered responsible of unlawfully killing Keon after shopping for weapons used within the killing, and was sentenced to 12 years.  

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