Kieron Brown, 27, of Mabley Street, E9 was found guilty of the manslaughter of 22-year-old Exauce Ngimbi following a trial at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday, 19 November. At the same court on Wednesday, 25 November, he was sentenced to 18 years, 15 of which will be imprisonment and the remaining three on the license. He will serve a minimum of two-thirds of this sentence.
Exauce and Brown had been involved in a fight on the day before the murder but the exact reasons for the disagreement are not known.
Detective Inspector Rita Tierney said: “Yet another young life has sadly been lost due to knife crime. While there was no evidence that Brown intended to commit murder, the carrying of a knife equipped him to inflict serious injuries that resulted in manslaughter.
“This has been a harrowing and complex case and I hope that the efforts of my officers in compiling a strong case, bring Exauce’s family a measure of comfort now that his killer has been jailed. Our thoughts are with them as they continue to grieve.”