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01-11-08, 12:21 PM #1
Five men guilty of dealer murder
Five men have been found guilty of murdering a drug dealer who was cutting in on their crack cocaine business.
Kevin Nunes, 20, of Wolverhampton, was abducted and driven to a country lane in Staffordshire in 2002 where he was shot dead, Leicester Crown Court heard.
The jury was told he was killed by a gang for cutting in on their £40,000-a-week drug run from Wolverhampton to Aberdeen.
The men found guilty of murdering him are expected to be sentenced on Monday.
They are: Adam Joof, 27, of Derwent Close, Willenhall; Antonio Christie, 28, of Devey Drive, Great Bridge; Levi Solomon Walker, 28, originally from Birmingham; Owen Crooks, 26, of Wolverhampton, and Michael Osbourne, 28, of Hobgate Road, Heath Town, Wolverhampton.
The court heard Nunes had been driven to a remote rural spot near Pattingham where he was shot five times in the chest, leg and arm.
Born in Jamaica, he had moved to the UK in 1998, moving to the Penn Fields area of Wolverhampton in 2002.
Police revealed that he had been arrested in Aberdeen in 2002 for a drugs search and was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice after giving a false name.
A keen footballer, he had been on the books of Tottenham Hotspur and had trained with Stafford Rangers.
Det Supt Joe Costello, of Staffordshire Police, said: "Although Staffordshire Police clearly recognises that Kevin Nunes was a dealer in drugs, he was nevertheless the victim of a serious crime and we wish to renew our condolences to his family.
"This verdict will help to bring closure for them after five years of waiting to hear who killed him, and why."
He added: "The four-year murder investigation was complicated and inextricably linked to drugs trafficking.
"It is not surprising that the investigation team were faced with witnesses reluctant to come forward for fear of reprisal, and in some case, exposing their own criminality.
"People can feel assured that we will always support people willing to give evidence."
Anyone else feel this is a bit of a win win situation for the rest of the population of that area, 6 criminals off the street.
01-11-08, 02:07 PM #2
I wholeheartedly agree that it is a win/win. When I become king the other five will be given the death penalty.
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