Don’t you just love happy endings?
It’s so refreshing to read that one criminal scum has killed another of his kind. Of course it would have been really great had they knocked off each other but hey, we mustn’t look a gift horse ..... right?
What apparently happened was, the fellow pictured accidentally shot his crime partner who stepped into the line of fire as the guy tried to shoot the person they were robbing. Who was also a criminal btw. But one deleted sub species is something to be thankful for and so we rejoice.
It’s always nice when one of these take out another of their sort. If they’d only do it more often.
Robber dubbed ‘Murder Mike’ who accidentally shot dead his accomplice as they tried to steal fake Rolexes jailed for 30 years
By Niamh O’doherty
A bungling robber dubbed ‘Murder Mike’ was jailed for 30 years today for accidentally shooting his accomplice as they tried to steal a cache of fake Rolex watches.
Daniel Tesfay, 27, blasted Jonathan Barnes, 20, in the head as they attempted to escape with timepieces they believed were worth £8,000.
In fact, the three Submariner watches had been bought over the internet for £118 each by intended victim Jordaan Williams to dupe unsuspecting buyers.
After setting up a meeting, Tesfay boasted he was known as ‘Murder Mike’ before trying to snatch the Rolexes.
In the ensuing scuffle, he tried to shoot Mr Williams but pulled the trigger just as Barnes stepped into the path of the bullet.
Tesfay, a hip-hop artist under the stage name ‘Wolfie’, then ran from the scene leaving his friend fatally wounded.
He denied murder, claiming he and Barnes had themselves been victims of a violent robbery, but was convicted of murder after an Old Bailey trial.
Jailing him for life with a minimum term of 30 years, Judge Paul Worsley said there was no mitigation for Tesfay’s crime.
‘You discharged your loaded handgun at one of these young men and by mistake shot him through the head,’ he added.
‘This is an offence with a higher seriousness than most and you have shown no remorse.’
In a statement read to the court, Mr Barnes’ mother and father, Judith and Douglas, said: ‘The senseless killing of our son has been like a bad nightmare.’
‘He is sorely missed,’ they added.
Mr Williams bought the three watches from the RolexReplica website and offered them for sale to friends via BlackBerry Messenger in August last year.
One of them passed the advert to Barnes, who responded with a message reading: ‘Can I rob them?’
He later insisted he would pay for them and went to Mr William’s home in Morland Road, Croydon, south London, with Tesfay at around 8pm on August 23.
The pair inspected the watches before leaving and returning later that evening.
Barnes agreed to buy the watches for £6,500 but the mood suddenly changed and he said to Tesfay: ‘Let’s do it.’
‘At that point Daniel Tesfay looked at Jordaan Williams and produced a loaded semi-automatic pistol from behind a brown manbag he was carrying,’ said prosecutor Roger Smart.
‘He pressed this against Jordaan Williams chest and said: “Do you know who I am, I’m Murder Mike, I’ll blow your chest off, I’ll shoot you.“‘
I’ve been moving box after box of “happy endings” suitable for that one. Pick your diameter: .224, .257, .284, .308, .356, .358, .375, .429, .451, .458. I can build to suit just about any need you’ve got.
It does bring a smile to my face in the same way news from Egypt,Syria and other arab hellholes does these days.NIce when they self terminate huh.