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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.

Ill-feeling

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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