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Wembley schoolboy acquitted of killing teenager in Feltham

PUBLISHED: 18:43 11 December 2014

Jamil Palmer was stabbed to death in Feltham

Jamil Palmer was stabbed to death in Feltham

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A schoolboy from Wembley has been cleared of stabbing a teenager to death in a park in Feltham.

Mohammed Barre has been jailed for life (Pic credit: Met Police)Mohammed Barre has been jailed for life (Pic credit: Met Police)

The 15-year-old, who can not be named for legal reasons, was accused of murdering Jamil Palmer on May 6 this year.

Yesterday a jury at the Old Bailey found the youth not guilty of the killing.

Kishon Zelaya, 18, from Reading, and two 16-year-old boys were also acquitted.

Mohammed Barre, 17, from Hounslow, was found guilty of Jamil’s murder and was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 17 years.

The Old Bailey heard Jamil and Barre were rivals who had appeared at Feltham Youth Court earlier on the fateful day on a charge of affray over a previous fight.

Barre pleaded guilty to a public order offence and was given a conditional discharge and Jamil pleaded not guilty and was bailed to appear at Kingston Crown Court later that month.

The pair clashed later that day with Jamil suffering three knife wounds including a 9cm deep fatal injury to his heart.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, investigating officer, said: “What started as a petty squabble between two teenagers ended with Jamil paying the ultimate price of losing his life.

“Jamil never stood a chance against his attacker who was armed with a knife.

“Anyone who carries a knife should be the aware of the potentially fatal consequences of their actions.”

Related links: Wembley schoolboy, 15, on trial for Feltham murder


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