Duo to be sentenced for murdering Newham teenager Nico Ramsay
- Credit: Essex Police
Two men convicted of murdering a teenager will be sentenced later today.
Nico Ramsay, 19, of Eastern Road in Plaistow, was stabbed to death in Southend in February.
Nathan Sylvester, a labourer from Perth Road, Plaistow and unemployed Troy Lewis, 21, of Odessa Road in Forest Gate, were found guilty of murdering Mr Ramsay on Friday following a month-long trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.
Sylvester was also convicted of two counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.
Mr Ramsay was stabbed in the chest in Napier Avenue, in Southend, on February 13 and died in hospital on February 17.
You may also want to watch:
According to witness accounts and CCTV footage, three men chased Mr Ramsay before bringing him to the ground.
One man, still outstanding, then stabbed him once in the chest before Mr Ramsay was dragged along the ground by Sylvester and kicked by Lewis.
- 1 Tributes to Newham cop who died after positive Covid-19 test
- 2 Covid vaccination hub opening in Westfield next week
- 3 NHS nurse assaulted at east London hospital
- 4 Police release image after teenager stabbed in Forest Gate robbery
- 5 What a load of old rubbish: Fly-tippers keep charity staff out of building
- 6 Labour Party investigates second Newham councillor over antisemitism
- 7 Arrests after girl, 16, falls onto tracks at King George V DLR
- 8 Newham housing association offers homes to Hackney Council with £10m price tag
- 9 One in 20 may have had Covid-19 last week in Redbridge, Newham and Barking and Dagenham, figures suggest
- 10 Stratford dance and music hub gets £700k boost
Mr Ramsay was left dying in the street while the trio got into a taxi and fled.
Lewis and Sylvester were soon caught and arrested, with Sylvester carrying a bag containing a top covered in Mr Ramsay’s blood.
The duo were initially charged with grievous bodily harm, but this was changed to murder when Mr Ramsay died from his wounds.
Both Lewis and Sylvester denied murder.
They will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.