Aarron McKoy murder: Killer faces life in jail

08:14 17 December 2012

Aarron McKoy, pictured, was shot dead while celebrating his birthday

Aarron McKoy, pictured, was shot dead while celebrating his birthday

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A gunman is today facing a life sentence for killing Aarron McKoy, who was celebrating his birthday in a wine bar in central London.

Aarron McKoy, 26, was beaten, chased and shot on New Year’s Day as part of a long-running feud between gangs, the Old Bailey heard during a trial.

Dean Smith, 26, of Stoke Newington, was found guilty of murder last week and will be sentenced today.

Prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee told the court Mr McKoy and a friend were drinking at the Clerkenwell House wine bar in central London when violence broke out.

The club was cleared but the two friends were attacked outside.

After Mr McKoy ran off, he was chased and beaten again by a mob and found himself cornered.

Osman Mohammed, 23, Perrie Dennis, 23, Jack Nichols, 21, Ceon Hewitt, 22, and Daniel Oyetoro, 27, were all found not guilty of murder.

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