TEEN JAILED FOR MURDER
AN 18-year-old has been jailed for life for the murder of Hayes handyman Paul Thrower, while his accomplices have been imprisoned for manslaughter.
Kiro Halliburton was sentenced to detention at Her Majesty’s Pleasure the equivalent of life imprisonment, with a minimum of 16 years, for murder.
Zakariya Subeir was jailed for eight years and Mahdi Osman for five-and- a-half years, manslaughter.
Sentencing the trio at The Old Bailey on Friday, December 19, Judge John Bevan said: “I have no doubt that individually you are all intelligent and sensible young men, but in a group, as you were that night, the mentality changes and the behaviour with it.”
Mr Thrower’s girlfriend, Geraldine Roberts, had been abused, spat upon and had a drink thrown at her in the stairwell of the flats where Mr Thrower lived, in St Dunstan’s Close, Hayes, on the
for evening of Thursday, February 20. Mr Thrower went to remonstrate with the young men and lost his life when they turned on him, stabbing him repeatedly and hacking him with an axe.
In a statement read to the court today, his sister, Dawn, described him as a ‘Christian man who succumbed to bullying’.
“He wasn’t prepared to put up with it and lost his life as a result,” she said.
“He was a loving son, brother, uncle and a true and faithful friend and a very much loved father to his son.”