Wembley stabbing: Man guilty of Arron Payne murder

  • 16 August 2013
  • From the section London
Arron Payne
Image caption Arron died after haemorrhaging from a stab wound to the abdomen

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years for the murder of a man in north-west London.

Arron Payne, 26, of Wembley, was found on Chalkhill Road, in Wembley, on 5 September with stab wounds. He died eight days later.

The cause of death was haemorrhaging from a stab wound to the abdomen, a post-mortem examination found.

Dean Gabay, 23, of no fixed address, was found guilty at the Old Bailey and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Image caption Gabay had a pervious conviction for manslaughter

The court heard that Mr Payne had been walking along Chalkhill Road when he was approached by a group of men who stabbed him in the stomach and thigh.

The Metropolitan Police described it as a "senseless and cowardly act".

Mr Payne's mother Monica Campbell, said: "He was hard working, spoke his mind and despite the loss of his twin brother, Antone, at the age of 13 he overcame considerable odds.

"An act of senseless violence by a man hell bent on revenge has put us here and although this finding of guilt will not bring Arron back, it at least brings closure for us."

Gabay had previously been convicted of manslaughter in 2009, which the Metropolitan Police said was reflected in the length of the sentence for Mr Payne's murder.

He was jailed for 21 months after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of 36-year-old Janusz Krason.

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