A seventeen-year-old has been convicted of murdering Peckham’s Malcolm Mide-Madariola outside Clapham South tube station last November.
Malcolm, who was also 17, was fatally attacked following a confrontation with two males who wanted to fight the group he was standing with after college.
A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of murder and of possession of an offensive weapon after a trial at the Old Bailey. He will be sentenced on July 5.
Another man, Treynae Campbell, 19, of Sydenham, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter, but pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon.
The court heard how police were called to the stabbing outside the tube station on Friday, November 2 shortly after half-four in the afternoon.
The emergency services found Malcolm suffering from a stab wound. He was rushed to hospital, but sadly died a short time afterward.
A post-mortem gave the cause of the talented teen’s death as multiple stab wounds. The court heard how he had been stabbed three times – including once in the heart.
During their investigations, police tracked down a hunting knife used in the murder to the 17-year-old who was convicted.
DCI John Massey said: “Malcolm was a student at a college in Clapham and had his whole future ahead of him.
“The culprit in this case had clearly come to cause trouble and did not hesitate to inflict fatal injuries following a minor dispute.
“The dangers of carrying a knife are clear to see. The fact that a specialist hunting knife was used and purchased in advance makes the attack all the more sickening.
“Nothing will bring Malcom back but I hope today’s verdict goes some small way to helping the family move on from what has been a deeply traumatic phase in their lives.”
A 19-year-old man who had been arrested by police was released without further action.