Teen guilty of murdering Birmingham lad
A teenager with no fixed address has been ordered to serve a minimum of 19 years to life for the murder of 18-year-old Jordan Moazami in Harborne earlier this year.
Hamed Hussein, 19, stabbed Jordan following an argument over drugs and money which started at the home of a mutual friend.
The court was shown CCTV of a disagreement which broke out between Jordan and his friend on Blandford Road.
A short time later, witnesses recall seeing a fight break out between the group involving Jordan and his friend. Jordan ran off but within moments was stabbed by Hussein on Tennal Road.
Jordan was stabbed four times in the back; members of the public came to his aid and he was treated by paramedics and doctors at the scene but sadly died of his injuries.
Following a three week trial, Hussein, of no fixed address, was found guilty of murder at Birmingham Crown Court and has been sentenced to life to serve a minimum of 19 years behind bars. He was also sentenced to nine months for possession a knife to run concurrently.
A 20-year-old man who was also on trial for manslaughter, was found not guilty.
Jordan’s mother has paid tribute to him and thanked the community for their support:
“Jordan will never be forgotten, he will be remembered through his family, friends and all those whose lives he touched.
“I’d like to thank everybody that helped bring Jordan’s killer to justice and thank the local community for their continuing support.”
Detective Inspector Michelle Allen from the force’s homicide team, said:
“This is another example of the consequences of carrying a knife. This was an argument between friends, however Hussein chose to carry a knife which led to the tragic death of Jordan.
“Jordan’s death is such a waste of life of a much-loved young man and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time, I hope the outcome today offers some comfort to them.
“I would also like to thank the members of the public at the scene, that did all they could to save Jordan’s life.”
The force is committed to working to deter young people from carrying knives and have recently launched Project Guardian which aims to educate youngsters and combat youth violence.
DI Allen continued:
“We recently interviewed a young man who is in prison for murder which we are sharing with school children across the region. We hope his powerful message will help change behaviours and stop people carrying weapons so that tragedies like Jordan’s death can be avoided.”