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Two teenagers who killed a "superhero daddy" by throwing a lit flare into his car as he slept inside it at Pitsea near Basildon in Essex have been jailed.
During the hearing the family of one defendant hurled abuse at the sentencing judge.
Father-of-three Vilson Meshi, 31, was asleep in the back of his Audi outside his former partner's house in February 2016. He was to visit two of his children the next morning.
Keani Hobbs, 18, and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, were both found guilty of manslaughter and theft of marine distress flares from a docked boat at an earlier trial. They were sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court to nine years in prison and six years in youth custody respectively.
Judge Patricia Lynch said the teenagers' actions had been "for fun" and said the defendants were "both equally culpable in this case".
She said the 16-year-old took Hobbs to the car "knowing what was going to be done", and that Hobbs's part was "igniting the flare and throwing it into the car".
"Neither of you realised the man was going to die, but you must have realised it would have caused harm," she said.<
Mr Meshi, who rented a flat in Glossop, Derbyshire, had parked his car in Pincey Mead in Pitsea, where he had arranged to visit his children the next day, when the flare was thrown into his vehicle.
Mr Meshi's former partner, Michelle Mehtab, said in a victim personal statement that he was a "doting father" and regularly travelled to see their two children.
"Nothing or no-one can replace their superhero daddy in their eyes," she said.
Keani Hobbs, who wore a parka jacket with a large fluffy hood, sobbed as she was led to the cells and shouted "I love you" to family in the public gallery.
Hobbs, of Stagden Cross, Pitsea, Essex, was jailed for nine years for manslaughter and 12 months concurrently for theft.
The 16-year-old, of Camberwell, London, was jailed for six years for manslaughter, with 12 months to run concurrently for theft.