Life Imprisonment for Nottingham gun murder

20/06/2013

A Nottingham man has been found guilty of murder for the shooting of Malakai Mckenzie in April 2012.

Cameron Cashin fired four shots into a car outside a pub in Basford, occupied by Mr Mckenzie and three others. Mr Mckenzie was hit and died later in hospital from gunshot wounds. Following a six-week trial, Cashin was convicted by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court of murder and three counts of attempted murder (for the other shots he fired). He was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term or 34 years.

Steve Chappell, Chief Crown Prosecutor at CPS East Midlands said: "Cameron Cashin shot and killed Malakai Mckenzie and attempted to kill three others. Offences of this nature are of the utmost seriousness, leaving families devastated and communities in fear for their safety. We are grateful that members of the community have come forward to give evidence to help us prove that it was Cameron Cashin that pulled the trigger that night last April. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Malakai Mckenzie's family."   

During the course of the trial, two defendants were acquitted of Mr Mckenzie's murder.