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Man jailed for DJ-ing row murder
Sean Samuels
Samuels had a grudge with Mr Zaiden over DJ-ing
A man who shot dead a teenager in a nightclub following a row over DJ-ing has been jailed for life.

Sean Samuels, 27, was found guilty of murdering Sharif Zaiden at a private function at the Egg club in King's Cross, north London, in August 2006.

The pair had previously fallen out over the style of DJ-ing at a pirate radio station in west London, police said.

Samuels, from Ladbroke Grove, west London, confronted Mr Zaiden in the club and shot him three times.


Samuels was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Wednesday to serve a minimum of 27 years in jail.

Outside the court, Det Insp Tim Wilkinson said: "Sharif Zaiden and Sean Samuels fell out over the style of DJ-ing at a pirate station in west London in May 2005.

Sharif Zaiden
Sharif Zaiden was shot three times

"This led to injury and ill feeling between the two and I believe this to be the motive for murder."

Mr Zaiden's mother, Melanie Gotting, said justice had been done.

"My family is totally devastated by the loss of our beautiful son. I am pleased with the result - justice has been done," she said.

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