Three Accused of Stabbing Roehampton Man to Death

Teen becomes one of youngest ever to face murder charge

Thirteen Year Old Boy Arrested in Murder Case

Police Arrest 15 Year Old Boy

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Three males including two teenage boys have appeared in the Old Bailey this week charged with the murder of Martin Thomas at his home in Roehampton last year.

One of the accused was thirteen years of age at the time of the offence making him one of the youngest people to stand trial for murder in British criminal history.

On 22nd April 2014, 39 year old Mr. Thomas was found with stab wounds at a property on Huntingfield Road. The London Air Ambulance helicopter attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martin Thomas was stabbed five times
Martin Thomas was stabbed five times

The younger boy (defendant B), now aged 14, is in court with a boy from Putney (defendant A) who was 15 at the time of the murder (now aged 16) and 20 year old Odel Munroe from Wandsworth.

The group met up at around 6.30pm, on the day of Mr Thomas’s death, at Waitrose in Putney. It is alleged that they went to the home of Mr. Thomas intending to rob him.

The court heard that, on the day of the killing, the defendant B, told a friend he was meeting defendant A to carry out a robbery.

Phone records show that Mr Thomas had been in touch with defendant A three days before and on the evening of the crime. Mr Thomas was stabbed in his chest through his left lung and bled to death very quickly. The items taken from his home after his death included a phone, a lap top and a video camera.

The case is expected to last over a month.

January 16, 2015