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Man jailed for 24 years for Canning Town murder

17:15 14 June 2013

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Danny O'Shea was stabbed to death in Canning Town

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The man convicted of the murder of Danny O’Shea has been jailed for at least 24 years at the Old Bailey today.

Kevin Rowe has been jailed for 24 years for the murder of Danny O'SheaKevin Rowe has been jailed for 24 years for the murder of Danny O'Shea

Danny, 18, died from a single stab wound to the neck in Canning Town, on December 2 2011.

He was just 200 yards from his mother’s house when he was attacked and managed to struggle to his own road, knocking on the first door he came to before collapsing.

At the Old Bailey today, Nugent Rowe, 30, from Pinner, north west London, was given a life sentence for the murder and told he must serve at least 24 years before being considered for parole.

Judge Richard Marks QC said Mr O’Shea’s death was “another shocking example” of the impact of knife crime.

“He had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said the judge.

“He was completely defenceless.

“It is yet another shocking example of a young life having been needlessly lost with the use of a knife.”

Judge Marks said Rowe’s claim that the stabbing was an accident was “blatantly false” and the defendant had shown “not one iota of remorse”.

Nine other men, including a sports agent with links to England footballer Ashley Cole and rapper Jay Z, were yesterday acquitted of carrying out the fatal stabbing.

Christopher Nathaniel, 40, who told the court he once helped former prime minister Tony Blair launch an anti-knife crime campaign, and eight other men were found not guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Another defendant, O’Neil Wareham, was also cleared of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

The attack on Mr O’Shea took place a week after Nathaniel’s business partner, Paul Boadi, 34, had been assaulted by as many as seven men when his BlackBerry phone was stolen.

It was alleged that he spoke to Nathaniel and arranged to return to the area with another eight men to hunt for those responsible when Mr O’Shea - who it later transpired had no part in the robbery - was killed.

In a statement read to the court, Mr O’Shea’s mother, Julie Brewer, said she was in a “living, breathing, waking nightmare” following her son’s death.

“I’m not the mother I used to be. My partner Jim carries the burden of seeing my upset every day,” she said.

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