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Man guilty of killing partygoers
A man has been found guilty of murdering two people at a party with the same bullet.

Iain Davis shot one round at a New Year's party in Hackney, east London, in 2002 but the bullet hit two people.

DJ Ashley Kenton, 22, was shot through the neck and the bullet then passed through a partition wall and killed 26-year-old Wayne Mowatt.

Davis, 27, of Brixton, south London, was remanded in custody for sentencing on 4 June.

When Davis was convicted on Tuesday there were shouts of "murderer" as friends of the two victims clashed with relatives of the defendant in the public gallery.

He took the gun in his right hand, raised it and shot Mr Kenton through the neck... the bullet severed an artery and he collapsed bleeding profusely
John Bevan, QC, prosecuting
John Bevan, QC, prosecuting, said trouble started at the party at about 0900 GMT when Davis tried to stop people leaving the flat.

"Mr Kenton reached the doorway and told Davis to calm down," he said.

"Mr Kenton pushed away Davis, who attempted to punch him and missed."

During the row a man passed a gun with a 7.62mm copper jacket bullet in it to Davis, said Mr Bevan.

"He took the gun in his right hand, raised it and shot Mr Kenton through the neck. The bullet severed an artery and he collapsed bleeding profusely."

The bullet also hit Mr Mowatt who was in the next room. He collapsed in a pool of blood from a wound to the side of his head.

Davis flew to America but was arrested when he arrived at Los Angeles airport and was deported to England in September, last year.

Outside court Det Ch Insp Andy Shrives said: "This was a cowardly attack that appears to have been sparked simply by the fact that Davis believed Mr Kenton was being disrespectful to him by wanting to leave the party early."




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