Teenager guilty of gang murder of 14-year-old boy

Majdouline will be sentenced next Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A teenager has been found guilty of the "cowardly and shocking" gang murder of a 14-year-old boy who was knocked off a moped and stabbed to death.

Drug dealer Ayoub Majdouline, 19, was one of five youths linked to the Mali Boys who drove around east London in a stolen Mercedes looking for members of the Beaumont Crew gang to attack.

On the night of January 8, they came across Jaden Moodie, 14, who was out dealing drugs on a scooter for the rival gang.

The drivers crashed into him and "butchered" him as he lay seriously hurt and defenceless on the ground. He bled to death on the road after suffering nine stab wounds.

Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC said: "14 seconds was all it took - Jaden did not stand a chance".

He added: "It is hard to believe that anyone, least of all teenagers who have only just become adults, could attack another human being in the way that this defendant and his accomplices set upon Jaden."

Victim Jaden Moodie had been dealing drugs when he was killed

Majdouline, from Wembley, admitted dealing drugs for the Mali Boys but denied being present during the fatal attack.

A jury deliberated for nine hours and 22 minutes for find Majdouline guilty of Jaden's murder and possession of a knife.

The defendant said he had turned to county lines dealing "to survive" after a troubled up-bringing.

He had been caught with drugs and carrying knives and despite serving time behind bars, went straight back to dealing.

The court also heard that Jaden had been in trouble with police since he was 13.

In March last year police seized an air-powered pistol, Rambo knife and cannabis during an altercation in Nottingham and he had also been found with crack cocaine at an address in Bournemouth.

Efforts are continuing to identify the other attackers by their DNA.

Majdouline will be sentenced next Wednesday.

The trial coincided with another case at the Old Bailey involving the Mali Boys, which had been involved in long-running tit-for-tat violence.

Hamza Ul Haq, 21, Loic Nengese, 19, and a 16-year-old were found guilty of shooting dead Joseph Williams-Torres, 20, in March last year in Walthamstow, after mistaking him for a member of the Priory Court or Higham Hill gang.

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