Two teenagers, both from Harrow, who were convicted of murdering a man in the town centre have been jailed.
Rickarlo Williams, 19, from Harrow, and Jahni Menzie-Samuels, also 19 and from Harrow, were found guilty on Thursday, 28 April.
On Friday, 1 July they were sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve a minimum of 25 years and six months.
They also received sentences of 21 years for attempted murder and eight years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent. These sentences will run concurrently.
A murder investigation was launched on 13 December 2020 after 23-year-old Hussein Al-Saabri was found critically injured in St Ann’s Road, Harrow. A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to have been a stab wound to the abdomen.
Two other males – a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old – were taken to hospital, also with stab wounds. Both were discharged following treatment.
Police identified Williams and Menzie-Samuels as suspects after a forensic examination of the scene uncovered forensic evidence, including a lock knife and a machete sheath.
Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine, who led the investigation, said: “The level of violence used against all three victims was savage and tragically it cost Hussein his life. All our thoughts remain with his family and friends. No jail sentence can bring Hussein back, but I hope this outcome brings some measure of comfort in seeing justice done.
“Williams and Menzie-Samuels will rightly have a long time in prison to reflect on their life choices and the sickening level of violence they used against Hussein and the two other teenagers. Their actions were as cowardly and pathetic as they were inexcusably violent.
“The Met’s commitment to tackling violence is total – both in bringing offenders to justice and fulfilling our wider role of keeping Londoners safe. We are all working around the clock to continue reducing violence in the capital.
“Members of the public and young people in particular can help protect their families by telling police or Crimestoppers anonymously about the violent men who intimidate others in their communities. The Met will arrest and charge people who commit violent offences and the earlier we can build up our intelligence picture and gather evidence against people who are heading down a criminal path the more likely it is that we can intervene before offending escalates to the horrific levels seen in this awful case.”
Rickarlo Williams was found guilty of the murder of Hussein Al-Sabbri, one count of attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. He was found not guilty of one count of attempted murder.
Jahni Menzie-Samuels was found guilty of the murder of Hussein Al-Sabbri, one count of attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. He was found not guilty of one count of attempted murder.
Karlene Joseph, 43, from Harrow, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. She was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.
Source: Met Police