Father and sons convicted of killing 25-year-old in Brent machete assault

Father and sons convicted of killing 25-year-old in Brent machete assault


father and his two sons have been convicted of killing 25-year-old Devon Jensen-Wallace in Brent, north-west London.

Mr Jensen-Wallace was chased down and stabbed within the leg with a machete by Elvis Grant, 51, and his sons Jamal, 31, and Lamar, 26.

The weapon hit his femoral artery, and he bled to demise.

Mr Jensen-Wallace had met two buddies on Neasden’s St Raphael’s Property round 6pm on June 1 final yr, earlier than strolling across the space and visiting retailers.

Homicide sufferer Devon Jensen-Wallace

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They had been close to Overton Shut when “two or three males” – one armed with a machete-type knife and one other with a baseball bat – crept up on them from a bin space and confronted them.

The group of buddies ran away, however as they had been being chased Mr Jensen-Wallace was stabbed within the leg.

Because the attackers chased them, one may reportedly be heard shouting one thing like “you possibly can’t get away with this, you possibly can’t run away”.

Cameras recorded the pursuit, with one attacker holding the massive knife and one other shouting the encouragement of “get him”.

Mr Jensen-Wallace was present in Henderson Shut round 6.30pm, bleeding closely from a wound to his proper leg.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene, however regardless of their efforts to save lots of him he was pronounced useless at 7.15pm.

A autopsy gave the reason for demise as a single wound to the leg that had lower the femoral vein, inflicting deadly blood loss.

When police started probing the assault they had been met with a “wall of silence” from eyewitnesses.

“On the scene it was clear that there have been gang members current and these gang members unfold worry via the area people,” mentioned a Met Police spokesperson.

“Neither of Devon’s buddies, who had been with him when he was attacked, would cooperate with the investigation.

“Members of the general public would communicate to officers privately, however repeatedly acknowledged they had been afraid of repercussions in the event that they spoke overtly.”

The homicide investigation rapidly centered on the Grant residence, as Jamal Grant had beforehand been assaulted and it was thought he could have blamed Mr Jensen-Wallace.

Detectives executed a search warrant on the Grants’ residence in Pitfield Means, Neasden.

A black baseball bat was discovered within the kitchen, which testing confirmed bore a fingerprint from Lamar Grant and blood from Mr Jensen-Wallace.

“Confronted with residents who had been in worry of reprisals in the event that they spoke to police, the investigation needed to work exhausting to safe proof,” mentioned the Met.

“In some circumstances, [they] needed to settle for that some [people] had been just too afraid to assist.

“Nonetheless, issues they had been advised in confidence had been revered and detectives labored exhausting to provide help to these courageous sufficient to speak to them.”

Police carried out a reconstruction, examined hours of CCTV and forensically investigated telephone data.

Lamar and Jamal Grant had been arrested between June 5 and eight final yr, and their father Elvis Grant was arrested in February this yr.

All three denied any involvement, however all three had been charged with homicide.

On the Outdated Bailey on Tuesday, all three had been convicted of their roles in Mr Jensen-Wallace’s demise.

Jamal and Elvis Grant had been convicted of homicide, whereas Lamar Grant was convicted of manslaughter.

All three had been additionally convicted of perverting the course of justice.

They’re attributable to be sentenced on August 8.

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