Man who stabbed a stranger to death over a cigarette jailed for 23 years

Man who stabbed a stranger to death over a cigarette jailed for 23 years


A 24-year-old man who stabbed a stranger using a large hunting knife due to an argument over a cigarette is now behind bars.

Jahmel Riley was discovered to be guilty of killing 39-year-old Dennis Anderson post a fight at an off-license store in east London.

Anderson was getting back home after a party during early Sunday, 10 February when he entered in a shop along with a couple of friends.

Riley was inside the East Dulwich shop already and was behaving impolitely and aggressively while he asked the customers for a cigarette.

He asked Anderson for a cigarette and suddenly an argument initiated between both of them. It was then that Riley took out a huge hunting knife. The witnesses present there saw Riley raise the knife before Anderson attempted to fight it off his hands. CCTV footage also revealed the scuffle between both the men at the shop before they rushed outside on the street via the door.

Riley could be seen atop Anderson before he stabbed him, causing a big cut on his neck. The stabber was then dragged off by Anderson’s friends there and bashed before escaping the spot.

Sadly, despite of the efforts made by police officers and paramedics administrating emergency medical aid, Anderson could not be saved. He was pronounced dead a while after 3am.

Maria Wilson

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