Teenagers sentenced after youth, 18, stabbed to death metres from his front door
Six teenagers are facing sentences of between 11 and 16 years in detention after stabbing an 18-year-old boy to death metres away from his front door.
Lyndon Davis died after an attack on March 14 last year, by a group who chased him down and stabbed him in an alley close to his home in Nash Road, Romford.
Paramedics found him bleeding heavily in the alley from five large knife wounds, and despite three attempts to revive him, Lyndon died in hospital a few hours later.
Jordan Worrie, 18, Connor Corcoran, 18, his 17-year-old brother Michael Corcoran, and Tyler Faubel, 18, all from Hainault, were convicted of murder by a jury in July.
Jordan Muingilu, 18, from Wanstead, and Ali Ali, 16, from Ilford, were also convicted.
The six youths, who were all under 18 at the time of the murder, were given life sentences with minimum terms of between 11 and 16 years in detention at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday.
The identities of four of the teenagers were withheld before sentence due to their ages, but all six can now be identified after a media application to name Ali and Michael Corcoran.
Muingilu and Connor Corcoran turned 18 after their convictions.
Prosecutor Brian O’Neill, QC, told the court the six youths, as well as two other suspects who have not been identified, targeted Lyndon due to his involvement with a rival gang.
Five of the boys had been involved with the OC gang, with the exception of then-14-year-old Ali, who was not a member.
Mr O’Neill said: “This was a gang of eight who went out that night.
“This was a deliberate and planned ride into enemy territory. They did not find themselves in Marks Gate that night by accident.
“It is plainly a gang crime and that has always been our case.
“These offences were committed in the context of gang criminality and involved the use of knives.”
Mr O’Neill said that five knives were seen in the hands of members of the group, who were all charged with joint possession of offensive weapons.
Woolwich Crown Court heard Faubel had been caught with large “Rambo-style” knives and that the knives used in the fatal attack were large and designed to specifically cause damage.
“Such a weapon had no lawful or legitimate purpose,” Mr O’Neill added.
After the group spotted Lyndon as he left a bus close to his home, the group chased him, and Worrie, Michael Corcoran and Faubel entered the alley with a fourth male.
The rest of the group stayed across the road during the attack, as an unidentified male waited in a getaway car while the violence took place.
However, all six were convicted and sentenced for murder, as the three who stayed away gave “support and encouragement” to the brutal attack.
In an emotional statement read out before sentence, Lyndon’s mother Aber Green said she became a “walking corpse” after the death of her son.
She said: “No-one should have taken him away from me and my family. He was a funny boy and full of laughter.
“I know I will never know the whole story about what happened in that alley where he died. He did not stand a chance.
“Living a senseless and meaningless life like these defendants chose to do is worse than death.”
Judge Andrew Lees accepted the six did not plan to kill Lyndon, but intended to cause really serious harm.
Sentencing the six defendants, Judge Lees said: “At about 10.30pm all six of you chased down and were involved in brutally murdering Lyndon Davis within yards of his home.
“His murder has caused lasting grief and trauma to his family. No mother should have to endure the death of her child.”
Handing Worrie a life sentence with a minimum of 16 years, Judge Lees said: “You have no remorse for what you did and there is no evidence that your loyalties to the OC gang and its activities has diminished.”
He was also given an 18-month concurrent sentence for two counts of possession of an offensive weapon.
Faubel also received a 16-year minimum term in detention, with concurrent sentences for three counts of possession of an offensive weapon and conspiracy to supply drugs.
Muingilu and Michael and Connor Corcoran were given minimum sentences of 14 years, with concurrent sentences for possession of offensive weapons charges.
Ali was given an 11-year minimum sentence, with no further penalty for possession of an offensive weapon.