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UK News Jodie Chesney: Two teenage drug dealers found guilty of murder

00:35  08 november  2019
00:35  08 november  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

Jodie Chesney: Two teenagers found guilty of murdering girl scout in east London park

  Jodie Chesney: Two teenagers found guilty of murdering girl scout in east London park Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named have been found guilty of murderfor fatally stabbing a girl scout to death in an east London park. ”Entirely blameless” Jodie Chesney, 17, was “caught up in a quarrel between drug dealers”when she was stabbed to death while playing music in a park with friends on March 1 of this year. Manuel Petrovic, 20, Svenson Ong-a-kwie, 19, and two youths, aged 16 and 17, from Barking and Romford, were all originally charged with her murder.Ms Chesney died at the scene in Harold Hill, east London, just over an hour after police were called to the park at 9.25pm.

A drug dealer has been found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jodie Chesney in a park in east London. The teenager was stabbed in the back as she socialised with friends Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, and a 17-year-old boy were both convicted of murder following an eight-week trial at the Old Bailey.

JODIE Chesney 's family shouted "yes!" in court as two 'pathetic' teenage gangsters were found guilty of stabbing the 17-year-old to death over a petty local turf war. Slaughtered Jodie was the "blameless" victim of a petty respect row involving a local drug gang and was not the intended target.

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Two teenage drug dealers have been found guilty of the murder of the 17-year-old student Jodie Chesney.

Jodie had been socialising with friends in a London park on the evening of 1 March when she was stabbed in the back in the dark.

The teenager, who was killed in a case of mistaken identity, was an innocent victim of "casual violence" in the drug-dealing world, jurors at the Old Bailey heard.

Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, believed Jodie was a rival drug dealer when he stabbed the girl scout, who had been smoking cannabis and listening to music in Amy's Park in Harold Hill, east London, at about 9.20pm.

19-year-old and 17-year-old guilty of murdering Girl Scout Jodie Chesney

  19-year-old and 17-year-old guilty of murdering Girl Scout Jodie Chesney Jodie, 17, died after being stabbed in the back in March.The popular student had been smoking cannabis and listening to music with friends in a park when she was stabbed in the back on the evening of March 1.

Drug dealer Svenson Ong-a-Kwie found guilty of murder . The guilty teens will be sentenced on 18 November. Jodie was stabbed to death while with friends in a park in Harold Hill 1 March.

Jury heard 17-year-old was stabbed in east London park in a case of mistaken identity.

Ong-a-Kwie and a 17-year-old male accomplice were found guilty of murder while two co-defendants, Manuel Petrovic, 20, and a 16-year-old boy, were cleared of that charge. The two under-18s cannot be named for legal reasons.

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'Routine' violence

Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, and a 17-year-old boy have been found guilty of murder (Photo: Metropolitan Police/PA)

Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC had told jurors the defendants took a "casual approach to violence" in a world where knife crime was "routine".

The court had heard how Ong-a-Kwie had been stabbed in the thigh six months earlier and was on the lookout for his assailants on the day of the murder.

CCTV footage showed Ong-a-Kwie and the 17-year-old disappearing into the park before the sounds of Jodie screaming could be heard.

‘Got them’: Father of murdered Jodie Chesney’s relief as two teenagers convicted

  ‘Got them’: Father of murdered Jodie Chesney’s relief as two teenagers convicted The 17-year-old was with friends in a park in London when she was stabbed in the back in March.The popular student had been smoking cannabis and listening to music with friends in a park when she was stabbed in the back on the evening of March 1.

TWO men have been convicted of stabbing 17-year-old Jodie Chesney to death in a "pathetic" turf war as she Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, and a 17-year-old boy have been found guilty of her murder today at the Old That dealer arranged delivery to the park, while another managed to order the drug from

Two teenagers have been found guilty of murdering girl scout Jodie Chesney . The Old Bailey trial previously heard that sixth form student Jodie was a "blameless" bystander who got caught up in a "pathetic turf war" between drug dealers .

Giving evidence, Jodie's boyfriend Eddie Coyle, 18, told how she collapsed in his arms in front of their horrified friends.

He said he thought the taller of the two assailants - said to be 6ft 2in Ong-a-Kwie - was about to punch Jodie when he "swung his arm out" and stabbed her.

Mr Coyle said: "She was in shock at first. She started screaming continuously, very loud, about two minutes straight. After she stopped screaming she began to faint."

Stabbed to death

Jodie died from a 18cm deep stab wound to the back which almost passed right through her body before she arrived at hospital.

As news of the attack spread through social media, police rushed to find her father Peter Chesney, who was out celebrating his birthday in central London.

Mr Chesney said in a victim impact statement that his daughter’s murder had "destroyed" his life.

"I have no idea how I am going to continue with my life or even come to terms with the loss,” Mr Chesney said.

At least three knives were seized during an investigation but none was confirmed as the murder weapon, police said.

Jodie’s family shouted “Yes!” when the verdict was read out yesterday following six hours of deliberation by the jury.

Speaking outside court, Jodie's Mr Chesney said he was “over the moon”. "I'm pleased with the verdict. We got them. Justice for Jodie," he said.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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