Kilburn man accused of killing friend in bungled Rolex robbery will stand trial in November
Daniel Tesfay is claimed to have mistakenly gunned down Jonathan Barnes in Croydon, south London
An alleged robber accused of accidentally shooting his accomplice dead as they tried to snatch a cache of fake Rolex watches will face trial in November.
Daniel Tesfay, 27, of Godwin House, Tollgate Gardens, Kilburn, is said to have mistakenly blasted 20-year-old Jonathan Barnes in the head instead of intended target Jordaan Williams.
Mr Barnes was gunned down in the dining room of Mr Williams’ home in Croydon, south London, at around 8pm on August 23 last year.
He was rushed to hospital but died two days later.
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Tesfay and Barnes are said to have been attempting to rob him of three fake Rolex watches - bought over the internet for just �118 each - believing them to be genuine and worth thousands of pounds.
During a brief hearing at the Old Bailey , he Common Serjeant of London, Judge Brian Barker QC, set the case down for trial on November 5.
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It is expected to last two weeks.
Tesfay, who was excused from the hearing last week, denies murder and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.