A teenager has been sentenced for murdering a student who was standing p for his friend outside Clapham South tube station last November.
Malcolm Mide-Madariola, 17, was fatally attacked following a confrontation with two males who were intent on fighting the group he was standing with after college.
A 17-year-old youth was found guilty of murder and possession of an offensive weapon at the Old Bailey on Friday, 24 May.
Brown was sentenced at the same court on Friday, 6 September, to 16 years’ imprisonment.
Police were called at around 16:35hrs on Friday 2 November 2018 to reports of a stabbing in Balham Hill, outside Clapham South Underground station.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. Malcolm was found suffering from a stab wound.
Officers and paramedics gave the boy emergency first aid before he was taken to a south London hospital, where he died a short time later. His next of kin were informed.
A post-mortem examination at St George’s Hospital Mortuary gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command quickly launched a murder investigation led by Detective Chief Inspector John Massey. This included a review of local CCTV footage and forensic analysis.
The court heard how Malcolm, from Peckham, was stabbed three times, including once in the heart, during the attack on 2 November.
The weapon used was a hunting knife which police would later trace to Tammuz Brown.
Detective Chief Inspector John Massey, who led the investigation, said: “Malcolm was a student at a college in Clapham and had his whole future ahead of him.
“Brown had clearly come to cause trouble and did not hesitate to inflict fatal injuries following a minor dispute.
“The dangers of carrying a knife are clear to see. The fact that a specialist hunting knife was used and purchased in advance makes the attack all the more sickening.
“Nothing will bring Malcom back but I hope this sentencing goes some small way to helping the family move on from what has been a deeply traumatic phase in their lives.”
On Friday, Malcolm’s entrepreneur father Olumide Wole-Madariola described the devastating impact of losing his son, a top business studies student.
What he was known for as a child was what eventually took his life – peacemaking and standing up for others in need.
“He died for what he lived for. The price Malcolm paid is well worth holding on to our dignity as a family.”