Sidali Mohamed death: Boy guilty of student's murder outside college
Written by The Newsroom on July 12, 2019
A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering a student outside a college in Birmingham.
Sidali Mohamed, 16, was stabbed outside the gates of Joseph Chamberlain College in Highgate, on 13 February. He died days later in hospital.
Killer Louai Ali, who can now be named, was also convicted of wounding with intent and unlawful wounding. He is due to be sentenced on Monday.
The murder weapon was bought for £50 via Instagram, jurors were told.
In evidence, Ali said he agreed to purchase the 10in zombie knife before meeting the seller near his home.
He had headed to the college armed with the knife after his friend and cousin had been encountering issues with a group of boys, Birmingham Crown Court heard.
The murder trial was told the victim was killed in “less than a minute”.
Sidali – known as Sid – was one of three teenagers separately stabbed to death in Birmingham within the space of 12 days earlier this year.
Updates from the Cannock Chase Radio News Desk via BBC Birmingham and Black Country