Teenager axe killer fled to Leeds

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One of three teenagers found guilty of their part in an horrific axe and knife attack in scenes reminiscent of the Hollywood movie The Shining fled to Leeds following the murder.

Handyman Paul Thrower died after two 18-year-olds hacked at him with an axe and stabbed him 10 times at a block of flats in Middlesex, on the evening of February 20 this year.

Zakariya Subeir and Kiro Halliburton claimed they acted in self-defence when Mr Thrower came at them in a rage, smashing through a reinforced glass 
partition they were hiding behind.

Following a trial at the Old Bailey Halliburton, who delivered the fatal knife wound, was found guilty of murder while Subeir and an accomplice, Mahdi Osman, also 18, were found not guilty of murder but convicted of manslaughter.

Halliburton fled to Leeds in Yorkshire. When he was apprehended, he gave a false name. They will be sentenced on December 19.

Leeds Civic Hall.

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