Teen Sentenced To Life For “Brazen, Quick And Ruthless" Murder Of 15-Year-Old
5 August 2019, 15:10 | Updated: 28 October 2019, 15:21
A teenager who carried out the unprovoked murder of a 15-year-old boy has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 19 years.
Jay Hughes was waiting for a friend when he was randomly attacked and fatally injured.
Nyron Baptiste, of Penge was found guilty following a trial at the Old Bailey.
The Judge in her sentencing remarks stated that she was in no doubt that the “brazen, quick and ruthless attack” was planned and that Baptiste had intended to kill the victim.
The court heard how on Thursday, 1 November 2018, 15-year-old Jay was waiting for a friend outside a chicken shop in Bellingham, southeast London.
While he was waiting a black Ford Galaxy pulled up and three males armed with large machete type knives, got out of the car and ran towards Jay and his acquaintance. The person Jay was talking to ran off and was pursued by two of the armed males.
However Jay did not run and CCTV showed him waiting outside the shop. It was at this point that Baptiste approached Jay and proceeded to stab him once.
A witness later told police they heard the person who stabbed Jay say, “I got one” and that Jay did not say or do anything to provoke the attack. After stabbing Jay, the suspect ran back towards to vehicle.
The other two armed suspects who had chased, but not caught, the other boy then ran back to the car, which reversed and drove off at speed.
After being stabbed, Jay staggered into the chicken shop, where customers began first aid.