Four teenagers guilty of murdering 15-year-old Keon Lincoln

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A 14-year-old lad and 3 different teenagers person been recovered blameworthy of murdering schoolboy Keon Lincoln who was changeable and stabbed extracurricular his location successful January.

Jurors returned a blameworthy verdict against the 14-year-old from Birmingham, arsenic good arsenic a younker aged 16, from Walsall, who was caught connected CCTV equipped with a ample weapon arsenic Keon was attacked adjacent his location successful Handsworth.

Tahjgeem Breakenridge, 18, and Michael Ugochukwu, 18, were besides recovered blameworthy of murder.

The 14-year-old was besides convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, portion the 16-year-old, Breakenridge and Ugochukwu were further convicted of having an violative weapon. Both cannot beryllium named due to the fact that of a tribunal order.

Jurors astatine Birmingham crown tribunal person yet to scope a verdict connected 18-year-old Kieron Donaldson, who denies murder, and volition resume their deliberations connected Friday.

During a five-week trial, the tribunal heard however Lincoln, 15, was changeable portion connected the crushed and stabbed 8 times by a “gang” of attackers clad successful masks and gloves astatine astir 3.35pm connected 21 January.

He died conscionable implicit 2 hours aboriginal astatine Birmingham children’s infirmary aft suffering stab wounds to the legs and backmost arsenic good arsenic being changeable successful the abdomen.

Lincoln’s mother, Sharmaine, joined the assemblage of radical who gathered astir her dying lad and was heard to say, “he’s lone 15”.

The gunman told jurors helium was not astatine the execution country but admitted helium had lied to police. The tribunal was told Breakenridge, Ugochukwu and the 16-year-old were each caught connected CCTV equipped with long-bladed knives.

Donaldson, of Perry Barr, is alleged to person “helped and supplied weapons” but not to person been astatine the country of the pre-planned attack.

Prosecutor Michael Burrows QC told the court: “Plainly, it’s evident this onslaught was planned. The attackers were retired unneurotic equipped with weapons. In the lawsuit of [the 14-year-old], helium was equipped with a weapon loaded with ammunition.”

The assemblage was told a stolen achromatic Ford S-Max car was driven distant from the country and crashed soon after, with forensic grounds from the conveyance tying the defendants to the attack.

The 4 defendants convicted of execution were each remanded successful custody by proceedings justice Lord Justice William Davis until a sentencing proceeding connected 29 November.