Willesden schoolboy hitman claimed his ‘murder fee’ was slashed

Teenager tells jurors 15-year-old confessed to killing Turkish mother

A TEENAGER accused of being a schoolboy hitman claimed he was short changed in his payment for killing a young mother, a court heard.

Jurors at the Old Bailey were told that the 15-year-old from Willesden, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he was promised �2,000 but instead given �200 for gunning down Gulistan Subasi.

The 26-year-old was shot dead as she answered her mother’s door in Hackney on March 22 last year.

Ryan Katunga, 19, told the court that the boy told him about the payment after he noticed he was wearing new clothes.


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He added: “He told me that he was supposed to earn �2,000 but he only received �200.

“He said it was a female in the shooting, that she was a foreign woman, Turkish.”

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Jurors have heard the killing was ordered by the victim’s former partner Serdar Ozbek, who was in Turkey at the time of the shooting.

The pair were in a custody dispute over their son.

Ozbek - via his brother and a series of middlemen - recruited 21 year-old Izak Billy, of Pember Road, Kensal Rise, to find a hitman.

Mr Katunga said he knew both Billy and the accused teenager from the Kensal Rise area.

He said: “He (the schoolboy) just said that Izak told him how to do it and he went there and done it. Somewhere in east London.”

Katunga went to police after Billy turned up at his home in Kensal Green and made threats to kill him, it is claimed.

The accused hitman, who is now 16, another 16-year-old, Billy, Ozbek, from Wood Green, Leigh Bryan, from Hornsey, Paul Nicoloau and Zeon Jackman, both from Tottenham all deny murder.

Billy also denies threatening to kill Mr Katunga.

The trial continues.

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