Man accused of Wembley murder admits previous conviction for manslaughter
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Dean Gababy killed Janusz Krason in Neasden four years before Arron Payne was stabbed to death
One of the men accused of murdering a 26-year-old in a revenge attack in Wembley is a convicted killer, the Old Bailey heard.
Dean Gabay, 23, allegedly stabbed Arron Payne four years after he was jailed for the manslaughter of a Polish beggar.
The Old Bailey heard he was sentenced to 21 months after killing homeless Janusz Krason, 36, with a single punch in Neasden in 2009.
Gabay admitted having the previous conviction as he gave evidence at the Old Bailey about his alleged role in Mr Payne’s death.
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Jurors have heard Mr Payne was set upon by five men in Chalkhill Road on the evening of 5 September last year.
It is claimed that the victim was targeted because he ‘humiliated’ Gabay and his friends during a fight the previous day.
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Gabay is accused of taking part in the attack along with Mark Reid, 29, of Demeta Close, Wembley, Tachane Roach-Johnson, 23, Jarveer Walters, 22, and his brother Jamal Walters, 18, all off Roger Stone Court in Coombe Road, Neasden.
He admitted he was involved in the fatal confrontation but claimed he only kicked Mr Payne.
He denied that there was a plan to attack the victim and insisted he was not armed with a knife.
Prosecutor Sally Howes QC said to him: “You had a knife didn’t you?
“The hard man who has done time for manslaughter.”
He replied: “No miss. I didn’t have a knife miss.”
Mr Payne, who lived in Wembley, was treated for his stab wound at hospital and was discharged on September 13 but collapsed and died later the same day.
Gabay, of no fixed address, Reid, Roach-Johnson and the Walter brothers all deny murder and conspiracy to cause GBH with intent.
Reid also denies assisting an offender.
The trial continues.