A 26-year-old man named Abdelaziz Maaroufi from Wembley has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for the manslaughter of Peter Marecheau, which resulted from a violent attack.
This verdict was delivered at Croydon Crown Court on September 26th, following Maaroufi’s guilty verdict in a trial held on July 12th at Harrow Crown Court.
Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command led the investigation and said: “This sentencing brings to a conclusion a tragic case – Maaroufi has never explained why he decided to involve himself in this incident and why he resorted to this extreme level of violence.
“Peter’s family have not had all the answers that we hoped to get for them but I hope they can take some solace in the fact that Maaroufi has been convicted and jailed for his actions.”
Peter, a 67-year-old man known as Frankie to his loved ones, died in a hospital after a parking dispute escalated into a fatal altercation.
A post-mortem examination determined that Peter’s cause of death was a blunt force head injury. CCTV footage captured Maaroufi arguing with Peter and subsequently punching him. Maaroufi was arrested on suspicion of murder but claimed self-defense during the incident.
Following a trial, Maaroufi was convicted of manslaughter instead of murder.