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Rio McFarlane killer jailed for minimum of 35 years

A gang member convicted of the murder of Rio McFarlane - a friend of Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand - has been jailed for 35 years.

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Man to be sentenced for murder of Rio McFarlane

Rio McFarlane was shot dead in Peckham in September 2010. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A gang member convicted of killing Rio McFarlane will be sentenced at the Old Bailey today.

McFarlane, 18, and a family friend of Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand, died after being shot in the chest in Peckham, south London, in September 2010.

Leon Pacquette, 25, was convicted of killing the teenager yesterday.

Rio Ferdinand made a video appeal for information following the murder.

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