Guilty: Luton man who shot dead 20-year-old rival in Sudbury
- Credit: Archant
A man has been found guilty of the murder of a 20-year-old who was gunned down in a street in Sudbury.
Denny De Silva, 23, shot dead rival Romario Green in Harrow Road, before trying to escape justice by fleeing to the Costa del Sol.
Mr Green was hit with at least 99 pellets in the chest and throat and bled to death after staggering into a nearby alleyway on July 1 last year.
De Silva and his pals left their burnt-out Ford Focus in Luton, where he lived, before travelling to Calais via Folkestone and going into hiding in Malaga.
He was arrested on August 9 as a result of a European Arrest Warrant and extradited back to the UK where he went on trial at the Old Bailey last week.
You may also want to watch:
Today he was found guilty of murder and faces a life sentence.
Jurors were the Ford Focus Green and his accomplices were in was found burnt out in Luton on July 5.
- 1 Kingsbury mandir to be 'Europe's first' vaccine centre in Hindu temple
- 2 Gang member jailed for 18 years after hiding guns and drugs in Cricklewood
- 3 Mum's 'desperate' fundraiser as 15 families face eviction in Stonebridge
- 4 Maida Vale woman launches petition after kitten bought online dies
- 5 Election candidate 'should be disqualified' for lockdown visit, say opposition
- 6 'No light at the end of the tunnel' says Northwick Park surgeon on operation backlogs
- 7 Police seek witnesses as Kenton crash victim named as Vimla Matai
- 8 Estate agents volunteer at Wembley Park's Covid vaccine centre
- 9 Neasden man charged with murder and knife attacks
- 10 Mass vaccination centre opens in Wembley Park
The same day police discovered a bag containing four shotgun cartridges at an address linked to a 21 year-old suspect registered on the insurance certificate for the vehicle.
The cartridges were linked to pellets found embedded in the victim’s chest.
A week later police recovered a sawn-off shotgun on a roof outside a flat used by the girlfriend of De Silva’s brother in Westbourne Park.
A 21-year-old suspect, believed to have been the driver at the time of the shooting, has not yet been traced, while the third man in the car remains unidentified.
De Silva denied murder, possession of a prohibited firearm, and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
The judge discharged the jury from returning counts to the other counts.
Da Silva will be sentenced later today.