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EAST AFRICANS DIASPORA MURDER CASES

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A man convicted over the death of a Matalan store manager in east London was on police bail at the time of the killing. Anthony Maina, 20, was found guilty of manslaughter after Jamie Simpson was stabbed during a failed robbery at the Hackney store in March 2008. Maina, of Canning Town, was bailed after Rizwan Darbar, 17, was stabbed in West Ham during a mobile phone robbery. He was later convicted of Mr Darbar's murder and jailed for life. The Old Bailey jury which heard the Matalan case was not told Maina had been arrested shortly after Rizwan's murder in October 2007, but released on police bail due to lack of evidence. In the ensuing 15 months Maina was involved in Mr Simpson's killing, was caught with a knife, cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin, before finally being charged in January last year with Mr Darbar's murder. Last August he was jailed for life with a minimum term of 14 years for Rizwan's murder. Maina will be sentenced in March for the manslaughter of Mr Simpson in the Matalan raid Kobina Essel, 19, from east London was found guilty of Mr Simpson's murder. Simeon Jumah, Maina, and 17-year-old Randy Osei-Owusu, who was named on Tuesday after the Judge Martin Stephens lifted reporting restrictions, were convicted of manslaughter. The judge also lifted a reporting restriction on Maina's criminal history when prosecutors decided not to press for a retrial after jurors were unable to agree on a murder charge against Maina, Jumah, and Osei-Owusu. Guys where is the problem and how can we help stop this act ....? Lets debate live only on East Africa Radio USA our Only voice in the diaspora

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