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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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Rio McFarlane killer jailed for minimum of 35 years

Leon Pacquette has been jailed for the murder of Rio McFarlane. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A man who killed 18-year-old Rio McFarlane has been sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in prison.

Leon Pacquette, 25, shot the teenager, who was a family friend of footballer Rio Ferdinand, in the chest in Peckham in 2010.

Pacquette was also convicted of attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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