drill rapper who featured on DJ Tim Westwood’s YouTube channel is dealing with life in jail for the homicide of a younger music producer in entrance of horrified mother and father on the college run.
Jahtel Williamson, 26, was one of many ‘B Aspect’ gang members who ambushed 21-year-old Dean Pascal-Modeste whereas he was ready for buddies.
The sufferer, a budding filmmaker, was not a part of a gang, however was caught up in a “toxic” feud between B Aspect – from Bellingham close to Catford – and the rival Splash gang in Grove Park.
Williamson, of Greenwich, went on the run after the homicide, on February 24, 2017, however was traced to the US and extradited again to the UK to face justice in April final yr.
On the Outdated Bailey on Thursday, Williamson was discovered responsible by a jury of Mr Pascal-Modeste’s homicide. He faces a life jail time period when sentenced on October 25.
The courtroom heard Williamson – generally known as Tizzy – was among the many masked and balaclava-clad younger rappers from the B Aspect gang who appeared on Tim Westwood’s ‘crib classes’ on YouTube.
Each gangs the movies to trade insults as a gang feud escalated.
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett KC stated Mr Pascal-Modeste, from Barking, east London, was with two buddies in Grove Park on the day of the homicide as they deliberate to make a music video.
He was ready with considered one of them on a wall when two mopeds pulled up and one of many riders pointed a gun, jurors have been informed.
Mr Pascal-Modeste and his pal began to flee, however he bumped into an ambush from different B Aspect members who have been ready – armed with knives.
“In the middle of a pitiless assault, Dean sustained 14 separate stab wounds”, stated Mr Aylett. “As soon as they’d completed with Dean, they ran off. By this time, the mopeds had already sped away. Dean was left mendacity on the bottom, bleeding to demise.
“All of this had occurred in broad daylight at round 1 / 4 to 4 on a Friday afternoon – certainly, quite a lot of the witnesses had been gathering their youngsters from college.
“This assault, it’s possible you’ll suppose, was as outrageous because it was brazen.”
He informed the courtroom Mr Pascal-Modeste was the harmless sufferer of a “toxic feud between the Splash gang and the B Aspect gang”, and had been “murdered for the corporate that he stored”.
Corey Donaldson and Alex Scott, each 23, of Lewisham, southeast London, was convicted of the homicide and jailed for all times with a minimal time period of 18 years in November 2017.
After a second trial, Kai Stewart, 22, of Bellingham, was sentenced to life with a 17-year minimal time period and Devone Pusey, 25, of Beckenham, was ordered to serve 20 years of a life time period.
Williamson, of Greenwich, south east London, denied homicide however was convicted by a jury.