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