Sunday, 3 March 2013
Killers of 15 year old Nigerian boy, Junior Nkwelle, found guilty of manslaughter
A 14 year old girl who ordered the stabbing of 15 year old Nigerian boy, Junior Nkwelle, for being ‘disrespectful’ was found guilty of manslaughter yesterday March 1, 2013.
Junior and his friends had been playing football near his home when an argument broke out. The teenage girl claimed Junior had insulted her during the argument. She then called her 16 year old boyfriend on the phone to a housing estate in Brixton and ordered him to ‘teach Junior a lesson’. The boyfriend thrust a carving knife once into Junior's chest, killing him. This happened in September 2012.
The teenage girl and her boyfriend were cleared of murder by a jury yesterday, but they are facing long prison terms after being found guilty of manslaughter.