Man sentenced to life for fatal stabbing in Moordown

15/12/2011

Mahmud Ibrahim Bakir was sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court to life imprisonment for the murder of Kewen Khorsheed. The judge directed that he must serve a minimum of 12 years before being considered for release.

Zeravan Mohammed Nateef, 21, who was found guilty of violent disorder, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment suspended for 18 months. Another man, Nihad Assad, 24, was acquitted of violent disorder.

Following the sentencing, Jennie Rickman, Crown Advocate for Wessex Crown Prosecution Service said: "This is a case where sadly the defendants, and the victim wrongly thought that they could resolve their dispute with a violent fight.

"The jury at Winchester CC heard that the fight followed an incident earlier in the evening at Bar Zuca on Charminster Road. As a result of the fight Kewen Khorsheed, 20, died after having been fatally stabbed by Bakir, 31, on January 27th 2011.

"Mr Khorsheed died at Royal Bournemouth Hospital after having received a significant stab wound to his chest.
Early in the morning on January 27th, Mr Khorsheed with others attended Bakirs flat on Wimborne rd, Moordown. Evidence showed that Bakir and Mr Khorsheed had communicated by telephone following the altercation at Bar Zuca and before the fatal event, which occurred at 2am.

"It was clear from the evidence that they were meeting to fight, armed with weapons including a brick, stick and knives. The jury saw CCTV of Mr. Khorsheed's last moments where Bakir can be seen lunging at him causing him to fall on the floor and then stamping on his head as he lay motionless. Although the Police and paramedics arrived quickly and tried to revive Mr. Khorsheed, he died later in Hospital.

"This is a very sad case, resulting in the death of a young man, the CPS would like to offer their condolences to the family of Kewen Khorsheed."

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