Schoolboy Murder Trial

A 16-year-old boy has been given a life sentence today for murdering a schoolboy as he got off a bus.

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Full report on the murder of Yemurai Kanyangarara

Two teenagers have been sentenced for their part in the killing of a 16-year-old from Leicester.

Yemurai Kanyangarara had moved to the Midlands with his Dad because of safety fears - but he died from a single stab wound after stepping off a bus in London last July.

Today, 16-year-old Osman Bangura was given a 14 year custodial sentence for murder.

15-year-old Isaac Walters was also ordered to serve 8 and a half years for Manslaughter.

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"Yemurai had everything to live for and I will miss him forever" says mother

"At the time of my son's murder I had no words to describe my intense pain and sorrow. There will be no closure at the time of the jury's verdict, just knowledge that I have to learn to live each day without my one and only child by my side.

All my wonderful memories of my son are overshadowed by the pain and trauma of Yemurai's violent murder. Yemurai was only sixteen years old - just a child- when he was brutally murdered on that warm and sunny afternoon.

I would actively encourage the public to support the police in removing offensive weapons from our streets and protecting the public.

Finally, I would like to add I am so proud to be Yemurai's mother, he was a popular young man with many friends. Yemurai had everything to live for and I will miss him forever.

Teenager found guilty of schoolboy murder

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering schoolboy Yemurai Kanyangarara.

The 16-year-old from Belvedere was stabbed in the neck on July 1st last year, in Upper Wickham Lane, Welling.

Osman Bangura, 16, was today found guilty of Yemurai’s murder.

Issac Walters, 15, was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

A third boy, aged 16, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found not guilty of both manslaughter and murder.

Bangura and Walters will both be sentenced on June 6th.

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