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Montserratian Father Knifed to Death

James-Sweeney

James-Sweeney

News out of the UK, informs that the family of a Montserratian father knifed to death protecting his home in a “burglary gone wrong” is appealing to young people across London to give up their weapons.

30 year old shop worker James Sweeney, was murdered by two raiders who stabbed him eight times when he confronted them outside his flat in Clapton in May last year.

Mr. Sweeney, who worked at a local branch of Argos (a UK department store), was knifed after getting into an argument with two men outside his home in Jessam Avenue.

Lewis-and-Hesse

Lewis-and-Hesse

Jeremy Lewis, 30, and Roul Hesse, 23, were jailed for life at the Old Bailey Court last week after being found guilty of the murder.

They will serve a minimum of 30 years.

Michelle Amoateng, the mother of Mr. Sweeney’s two-year-old told the London evening Standard that the family is pleased that his killers got such a long sentence, but they will still be out in 30 years and the family won’t ever see James again. “There can never be justice” she said.

In a victim impact statement read to the Old Bailey Court, members of Mr. Sweeney’s family who live in Montserrat said that “Words cannot describe the pain they bear from the passing and the brutal manner in which Sweeney was killed”.

The family also indicated that they were utterly broken by his murder, adding that James was “so loving, so strong, so personable and humble”.

The statement also stated that James worked hard for the little he had, and that little went to his children.

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James-Sweeney

James-Sweeney

News out of the UK, informs that the family of a Montserratian father knifed to death protecting his home in a “burglary gone wrong” is appealing to young people across London to give up their weapons.

30 year old shop worker James Sweeney, was murdered by two raiders who stabbed him eight times when he confronted them outside his flat in Clapton in May last year.

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Mr. Sweeney, who worked at a local branch of Argos (a UK department store), was knifed after getting into an argument with two men outside his home in Jessam Avenue.

Lewis-and-Hesse

Lewis-and-Hesse

Jeremy Lewis, 30, and Roul Hesse, 23, were jailed for life at the Old Bailey Court last week after being found guilty of the murder.

They will serve a minimum of 30 years.

Michelle Amoateng, the mother of Mr. Sweeney’s two-year-old told the London evening Standard that the family is pleased that his killers got such a long sentence, but they will still be out in 30 years and the family won’t ever see James again. “There can never be justice” she said.

In a victim impact statement read to the Old Bailey Court, members of Mr. Sweeney’s family who live in Montserrat said that “Words cannot describe the pain they bear from the passing and the brutal manner in which Sweeney was killed”.

The family also indicated that they were utterly broken by his murder, adding that James was “so loving, so strong, so personable and humble”.

The statement also stated that James worked hard for the little he had, and that little went to his children.