Teens kill man because he confronted them for spitting at his girlfriend (video)By Mason White 11:22 AM November 28, 2014
|(Bottom) Paul Thrower
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Mahdi Osman, Zakariya Subeir, and Kiro Halliburton
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Three teens were arrested, charged and convicted in connection with the murder of a man who confronted them for spitting at his girlfriend, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.
According to the police investigation, the three teenagers attacked the man with an ax and a knife.
Paul Thrower, 46, suffered fatal injuries after the group attacked him as he pursued them for verbally abusing his girlfriend.
Kiro Halliburton, 18, of Tollgate Drive, Hayes, was found guilty of murder.
Zakariya Subeir, 18, of Rockingham Road, Uxbridge, and Mahdi Osman, 18, of Hoskins Close, Hayes, were found guilty of manslaughter.
A 17-year-old boy of Hayes, was found not guilty of murder.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Simon Deefholts of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “Thrower was undoubtedly angry that day and rushed to confront the youths who had verbally abused his partner.
“Two took refuge behind a door, but it took some time for Thrower to reach them, and they could have easily made their escape across the open roof area behind them.
“Instead, they were handed at least one potentially lethal weapon by their friend on the ground and barricaded a door, waiting until Thrower burst through. Video showed them apparently calm and preparing for the attack.
“They immediately attacked him, causing devastating injuries. I am pleased that the jury has convicted not only the two directly involved in the shocking attack on Thrower, but also the youth who helped arm them.”
The incident began around 7:30 p.m., when Thrower’s girlfriend was returning from nearby shops to their ground floor apartment in St. Dunstans Close, Hayes.
She was verbally abused by the group of youths. She told them to leave, but was spat at and had a drink thrown at her. She returned home and told her partner what had happened. Furious, Thrower ran out of the apartment after them.
Halliburton and Subeir saw him approaching, and fled into a partially enclosed area behind a door near a garbage chute. They held the door closed, although there was an open roof area behind them.
After several minutes, Thrower succeeded in kicking through a glass panel in the door and crawled towards them. He was then struck three times with an ax and stabbed ten times with at least one knife.
Halliburton and Subeir fled the scene. Thrower staggered to the top of the stairs where he collapsed. The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended, but Thrower died at St. Paddington’s Hospital.