Kiro Halliburton convicted for the murder of Paul Thrower

24/11/2014

Kiro Halliburton was convicted today at the Central Criminal Court for the murder of Paul Thrower on 20 February 2014 in Hayes. Zakariya Subeir and Mahdi Osman were convicted of manslaughter. They will be sentenced on 19th December.

Baljit Ubhey, CPS London Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: "This was a brutal assault where an axe and a knife were used to attack Paul Thrower.

"The murder took place following an argument between the victim and the defendants. The defendants had earlier spat at and thrown a drink over the victim's partner and this had resulted in Mr Thrower confronting them.

"Despite having ample opportunity to move away and avoid the confrontation Halliburton and Subeir attacked Mr Thrower. Subeir used an axe which was passed to him by Osman, who was outside of the block of flats. Halliburton used the knife that he had with him to stab Mr Thrower causing the fatal injuries.

"These three teenagers have now been made to face the consequences of their actions and I hope this provides some small comfort to Mr Thrower's family. Our thoughts are with them at this time."

Background

Kiro Halliburton (18) - found guilty of murder
Zakariya Subeir (18) - found guilty of manslaughter
Mahdi Osman (18) - found guilty of manslaughter

A 17-year-old male was acquitted of murder by the jury.