Murderer, 21, is jailed for life for stabbing 15-year-old boy to death as teen confronted him over robbery of another boy’s £90 pair of Nike trainers
- Romario Lindo grabbed Perry Jordan-Brammer by the neck before stabbing him
- Mr Jordan-Brammer was helping a 14-year-old boy whose trainers were taken
- His family said in a statement that he ‘will always be the light of our lives’
A 21-year-old murderer who stabbed a 15-year-old boy to death over a pair of £90 Nike trainers has been jailed for life.
Romario Lindo grabbed Perry Jordan-Brammer by the neck and stabbed him ten times on the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, London, after the teenager stepped in to help a 14-year-old boy who had been robbed of his new trainers.
He died from his injuries five days after the attack on August 30 last year.
Lindo, who lived on the estate, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 21 years at Woolwich Crown Court today.
He had previously pleaded guilty to robbing the 14-year-old, whose JD Sports bag containing the trainers was snatched by Lindo following a tussle, but denied murder.
Romario Lindo (pictured) grabbed Perry Jordan-Brammer by the neck and stabbed him ten times on the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, London
The teenager (pictured) had stepped in to help a 14-year-old boy who had been robbed of his new £90 Nike trainers
Mr Jordan-Brammer died five days after the attack on August 30 (pictured above)
Mr Jordan-Brammer’s heartbroken family said in a statement released by the Metropolitan Police that he ‘will always be the light of our lives’.
‘We often wonder what our children will be like as adults, we will never know for Perry,’ they said.
‘Perry was unique, sincere, loyal, genuine, loving, honest and a very caring son. He had a smile that would light up a room and had a gift for making people feel loved and important.
‘We take some comfort that our child was doing the right thing at the time and was being a hero. He was helping another child who he did not know who was violently robbed of his trainers.
‘For some there may have been a choice not to help, however our Perry would, as he has always stuck up for what was right.
‘Our Perry did not deserve what happened to him, no one does.’
Ambulances pictured at the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, north London, last year
A police car and police line closes off a road outside the estate in August last year
Catherine Gould, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said this was a ‘tragic’ loss of life in the space of one minute for ‘the sake of some trainers’.
‘Romario Lindo claimed he had acted in self-defence, but the prosecution case was able to prove otherwise.
‘The prosecution case also included DNA evidence, eye witness testimony and CCTV footage that showed how the events unfolded.
‘This case is yet another example of how knife crime can shatter communities and families.
‘The CPS takes knife crime extremely seriously and will work with partners such as the police to bring offenders to justice.
‘I hope today’s verdict provides some comfort to the family and friends of Perry Jordan-Brammer.’
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