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Michael Ugwa Lakeside murder trial – guilty verdict

Michael Ugwa murder lakeside

Muhammad Khan, 23, of Ilford, and Brandon Lutchmunsing, 20, of Grafton Way, Dagenham, have been found guilty in connection with the brutal murder of father-of-three Michael Ugwa at the food court in Lakeside Shopping Centre. Lutchmunsing was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter.

Muhammad Khan was found guilty of murdering Michael Ugwa
Muhammad Khan //ESSEXPOLICE

On previous trial dates, the court heard how Khan stabbed Michael for ‘complimenting his girlfriend’. He interpreted the passing comment by Michael as a ‘personal challenge’. Khan revealed that he had previously been stabbed himself, and in response began ‘carrying a knife every day for the last 18 months‘.

Shannon Weston, the girlfriend in question, was also on trial and has been convicted for assisting an offender, as she helped the male defendants flee the scene and evade police. She was seen crying in the dock.

They will be sentenced at a later date.

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