Life sentence for Shevaun Sorrell’s killer

Katherine Johnston (26 March, 2019) Crime In the Dock

'Despite his plea of not guilty, Powell faced overwhelming evidence that he was responsible'

28640Convicted: Dana Powell

Shevaun Sorrell’s killer has been jailed for life after an eight-day trial at the Old Bailey found him guilty of murder.

Twenty-nine-year-old Dana Powell, from Deptford Church Street, was convicted on Thursday, March 14 by a jury majority of ten to two after he pleaded not guilty. He was sentenced to life and will serve at least 25 years behind bars.

Twenty-two-year-old Shevaun was found stabbed and unconscious on Creek Road by the junction with Deptford Church Street shortly before midnight on Saturday, August 25, last year.

He died an hour later in hospital, with a post-mortem recording his cause of death as a stab wound to the chest. Powell was arrested five days later and charged on September 5.

Speaking after the verdict was given, DCI Mick Norman, from the Met’s homicide and major crime command, said: “Despite his plea of not guilty, Powell faced overwhelming evidence that he was responsible for the death of Shevaun Sorrell.

“I hope that Shevaun’s loved ones gain a measure of comfort from today’s sentence.”

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