Salieu Seray-Wurie, 26 (left), was discovered responsible of murdering Darren Ammon, 47 (Picture: PA)A drug addict who strangled a good friend to show him a lesson after which stole his £15 TV has been jailed.
Salieu Seray-Wurie, 26, carried out the ‘callous’ act at Darren Ammon’s flat in Shoreditch, east London, on October 15 final 12 months.
Mr Ammon, 47, had allowed the Class A addict to remain at his flat however on the day of his homicide had known as police as a result of he needed him to depart, the Old Bailey heard.
Seray-Wurie returned later to retrieve his financial institution card and, appearing ‘in a rage’, used a wire to throttle Mr Ammon as he pleaded for his life.
He left Mr Ammon mendacity below a cover whereas he stole the TV which he bought for £15.
Neighbours raised the alarm to police when Mr Ammon was discovered together with his wrists and knees tied up, and the wire nonetheless round his neck three days later.
In mitigation, Bernard Tetlow KC, mentioned Seray-Wurie suffered abuse by the hands of his dad and was exiled from his household in Sierra Leone.
Mr Tetlow advised the decide: ‘He has requested me this morning to precise to your Lordship and most significantly to Darren’s household his honest apologies for what he did and the horrible influence that had on the household.’
Seray-Wurie has been jailed for 19 years (Picture: PA)Reading a sufferer influence assertion in courtroom, Mr Ammon’s mum Christine Ammon described listening to the ‘horrific particulars’ of how her son died.
Mr Ammon had taken Seray-Wurie into his dwelling and in return the defendant had watched ‘up shut and private’ as he took his final breath, she mentioned.
She advised the defendant: ‘You took his life over a financial institution card – you stole him from us for nothing.
‘We won’t ever see him once more, hear him once more or get to inform him off, by no means get to share our lives with him once more.
‘I’ve needed to be robust for my household however I’m completely damaged. We have all suffered in our personal manner and we all know that struggling won’t ever go away us.’
Mr Ammon’s 18-year-old son Kieran mentioned he was ‘every part a father needs to be’.
Mr Ammon was described as ‘every part a father needs to be’ by his son (Picture: PA)He advised the defendant: ‘You don’t need to really feel the solar in your Ski Goggles (On Sale Here)n or the wind in your face, or the sand between your toes simply the identical as my father received’t.
‘You need to reside the remainder of your life behind bars.’
Seray-Wurie who was homeless denied intending to noticeably damage Mr Ammon however was discovered responsible of homicide having already admitted manslaughter and theft.
Jailing him at present, Judge David Aubrey KC mentioned: ‘You believed Mr Ammon had taken your card, you have been decided to get your card again.
‘Only you realize exactly what occurred within the flat however I’m glad Mr Ammon wished you to depart. You weren’t ready so to do since you wished in your phrases to ‘educate him a lesson’.
‘He supplied no menace to you. You deliberately put the deceased in a head lock. You dragged him again into the lounge then obtained that piece of wire or twine. You wrapped it round your hand and positioned it round his neck, squeezing it tight.
‘You strangled him to loss of life. I’m glad that he was pleading for mercy saying ‘no, no’ and was begging for his life.
‘You knew exactly what you have been doing. You have been indignant and in a rage. I’m glad you supposed to kill him and did so in such a calculating manner.’
The decide paid tribute to Mr Ammon’s love d ones in courtroom, saying: ‘The household are damaged. You took a father away from his son’s and a son away from his mom, and all converse of shedding a love d one in probably the most callous of the way.’
Seray-Wurie will spend no less than 19 years in jail.
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