Stab teen family's 'life sentence'
Monday 08 August 2011
The family of a teenager stabbed to death outside his school gates have spoken of their own "life sentence" of grief, as his killer was jailed for life today.
Adil Basharat, 16, was stabbed to death with a broken golf club outside Kingsbrook School in Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, last November.
He and two friends were attacked by a group of men outside the school in what the prosecution at a trial at Northampton Crown Court said was a case of mistaken identity.
Adam Moore, 20, was jailed for life with a minimum of 16 years today after he was convicted by a jury of murder.
Three other men - Freddy Wilson, 20, Daniel Anderson, also 20, and 22-year-old Jake Batten - each received three-year sentences after being found guilty of violent disorder. They were acquitted of murder and manslaughter.
Moore and a fifth defendant, Billy Billingham, 19, were cleared of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.
Moore, from Cosgrove, Wilson and Batten, who are both from Deanshanger, and Anderson, from Stony Stratford, showed little emotion as they were removed from the dock today.
After the case today, Adil's 19-year-old sister Sobia said the loss of her brother would stay with her family forever.
"These men that attacked Adil, they still have their lives," she said.
"Their families can still see them and they will still have a future.
"They will have the opportunity to get married, have their own family and live their lives.
"For me and my family we have been passed a sentence which is for life, a sentence we will have to live with every day of our lives."
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