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 Samantha Joseph, Danny McLean, Tyrell Ellis, Don-Carlos Ellis, Andrew Johnson-Haynes, Andre Thompson & Michael Akinfenwa

 


Name:

 

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

 
Kill Total:

1

Kill date:

4 July 2008

Kill Place:

Thornton Heath

Status:

 

Occupation:

 

Victim:

Shakilus Townsend
D.O.B. 1993

 


 

Court:

The Old Bailry
Case No:  

Judge:

Richard Hawkins

Prosecution:

Brian Altman QC

Defence:

 

   

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FACTFILE

 

Thursday 3rd July 2008, Shakilus Townsend from Deptford, south-east London, was lured to Thornton Heath, London, in a "honey trap" by 15 year old Samantha Joseph. Shakilus was infatuated with Joseph and did anything she said.

 

Once at a block of flats in Beulah Crescent, Thornton Heath  that had been chosen by the gang, he was set upon by members of the Shine My Nine (SMN) gang.

They rushed Shakilus Townsend  attacking him with pieces of wood and baseball bats.

Samantha's boyfriend, Danny McLean stabbed the 15 year old, he plunged a knife deep into Shakilus's chest, pulling the blade across his liver before twisting the blade.

As he lay bleeding to death, Shakilus, called out for his mother and cried: "I don't want to die." Shakilus died in St George’s Hospital, Tooting, the next day.

 

CCTV showed that after the attack Samantha and Danny were calmly walking away from the scene, blood could be seen on her light coloured handbag, she was also carrying the hooded top that Shakilus had previously been wearing.

Monday 7tth July 2008, police arrested Samantha Joseph, Danny McLean, Tyrell Ellis, Don-Carlos Ellis, Andrew Johnson-Haynes, Andre Thompson & Michael Akinfenwa.
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15th April 2009, trial starts at the old Bailey of 7 young people, accused of the murder of Shakilus Townsend.  They are, Samantha Joseph, Danny McLean, Tyrell Ellis, Don-Carlos Ellis, Andrew Johnson-Haynes, Andre Thompson & Michael Akinfenwa


June 2009 Samantha Joseph admitted persuading Shakilus to go to the flats but said she only thought he would be beaten up.

 

Thursday 25th June 2009, after 49 days, the jury retired to consider a verdict.
 

8th July 2009, All 7 are found guilty of murder


Friday 4th September 2009, All are given life sentences, The 7 are given a total of 87 years.

 

Samantha Joseph 10 Years
Danny McLean 15 Years
Tyrell Ellis 12 Years
Don-Carlos Ellis 12 Years
Andrew Johnson-Haynes 12 Years
Andre Thompson 14 years
Michael Akinfenwa 12 Years

 

 

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