Aarron McKoy murder: Killer faces life in jail

A gunman is today facing a life sentence for killing Aarron McKoy, who was celebrating his birthday in a wine bar in central London.

Aarron McKoy, 26, was beaten, chased and shot on New Year’s Day as part of a long-running feud between gangs, the Old Bailey heard during a trial.

Dean Smith, 26, of Stoke Newington, was found guilty of murder last week and will be sentenced today.

Prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee told the court Mr McKoy and a friend were drinking at the Clerkenwell House wine bar in central London when violence broke out.

The club was cleared but the two friends were attacked outside.


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After Mr McKoy ran off, he was chased and beaten again by a mob and found himself cornered.

Osman Mohammed, 23, Perrie Dennis, 23, Jack Nichols, 21, Ceon Hewitt, 22, and Daniel Oyetoro, 27, were all found not guilty of murder.

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