Leicester Man Sentenced to Life in Prison


Hussein Hussein Murdered Antoin Akpom

A 19-year-old man has been convicted of the murder of a young man in Leicester.


Hussein Hussein (19) of no fixed abode was convicted of the murder of Antoin Akpom on Tuesday April 15 following a 12 day trial at Stafford Crown Court.


Hussein was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years before he is considered for parole.


The jury failed to reach a verdict on his co-accused Abdul Hakim (20) and a date will be set for a hearing in the next 14 days to decide on a re-trial.


The incident began in the evening of Thursday September 12, 2013 in Kent Street, Leicester. At around 5.15pm, 20-year-old Antoin Akpom was in a vehicle with a friend when he passed Hussein in the street.


Antoin got out of the vehicle and spoke to the defendant before returning to the car which was then parked on Sussex Street. Antoin then returned to Kent Street and became involved in an altercation during which Antoin was stabbed by Hussein.

A passing officer in an unmarked police car came across a group of eight to ten people in the street. As he approached the scene, Antoin was found collapsed in Sussex Street. He was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary but died a short time later.


A post mortem examination confirmed he died from a single stab wound to the back.


Detective Superintendent Kate Meynell, who led the investigation, said: “Sadly a family has lost their loved one in devastating circumstances and Hussein saw fit to plead not guilty resulting in the family attending court and reliving the terrible events of what happened. He showed no remorse or respect for the pain and suffering that Antoin’s family continues to go through.


“I want to thank the family and local communities for their support and assistance whilst the investigation has progressed. They have been very engaging with local police officers in the time since the murder and have continued to be respectful and supportive to the family.


“This has been a tragic case to investigate and I want to thank a number of people for all their hard work, dedication and professionalism during this difficult enquiry.” 


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