Three Convicted Of ‘Eddie’ Thompson Murder

Kallum Morris

Paul Stoby

Kieron Lawrence

Three men were convicted at the Old Bailey yesterday, of the shooting death of  29 year old Edward Thompson in Hackney last September.  Kallum Morris 18 yrs, Paul Stoby 18 yrs and Kieron Lawrence 19 yrs,  are due to be sentenced 23 July.

Edward also known as ‘Eddie’ was a passenger in the front seat of a blue Volkswagen Polo on the afternoon of 16 September 2009, when  Stoby and Lawrence, walked up to the car and fired a shot into the car as it was stationary in traffic, on Amhurst Road at the junction of Marcon Place.

CCTV image of Stoby and Lawrence running from the murder scene

Mr Thompson of Kingsland Rd, was driven to a Hospital by his friends, were he later died.

DCI John Macdonald Speaking after the verdict, said: “This is another example of immature young men trying to enhance their local reputation through the use of a firearm. This gun was also used in some non-fatal shootings prior to the murder in and around the Pembury Estate. The day after Eddie Thompson was killed, by pure chance a 15-year-old boy was stopped close to the scene and the gun was found in his school bag.

Eddie Thompson was shot dead as he sat in a stationary car, in traffic along Amhurst Road

“We don’t think Eddie was the intended target, so by their actions the two/three have now devastated the lives of Eddie’s partner of 11 years, his 3 young boys (8, 5, and 14 months), his mum, and all his other family and friends. Eddie was full of life, always with a smile on his face, but of course those responsible couldn’t care less about that.

“At least Eddie’s family have had the satisfaction of seeing today’s convictions, and knowing that those responsible have no worthwhile future themselves”.

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