A 19 year old man has been handed a life sentence after being found guilty of the murder of a ‘much-loved’ teen in Harborne in April.
Hamed Hussein, 19, stabbed Jordan Moazami following an argument over drugs and money which started at the home of a mutual friend.
The court was shown CCTV of a disagreement between Jordan and his friend on Blandford Road.
Witnesses said that shortly afterwards, a fight broke out between the group involving Jordan and his friend.
Stabbed in the back
Jordan ran off but, moments later in Tennal Road, he was stabbed four times in the back by Hussein.
Despite the best efforts of members of the public, paramedics and doctors at the scene, Jordan sadly died of his injuries.
Following a three week trial, Hussein, of no fixed address, was found guilty of murder at Birmingham Crown Court and has been sentenced to life. He is to serve a minimum of 19 years in prison, with a nine month sentence for possession of a knife to run concurrently.
A 20-year-old man who was also on trial for manslaughter, was found not guilty.
In his work life for Rise Community Sports, Jordan was considered a role model to young people on the Welsh House Farm estate, coaching youngsters and teaching sports in schools.
Jordan’s mother has paid tribute to him and thanked the community for their support: “Jordan will never be forgotten, he will be remembered through his family, friends and all those whose lives he touched.
“I’d like to thank everybody that helped bring Jordan’s killer to justice and thank the local community for their continuing support.”
Detective Inspector Michelle Allen said: “This is another example of the consequences of carrying a knife. This was an argument between friends, however Hussein chose to carry a knife which led to the tragic death of Jordan.
“Jordan’s death is such a waste of life of a much-loved young man and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time, I hope the outcome today offers some comfort to them.
“I would also like to thank the members of the public at the scene, that did all they could to save Jordan’s life.”
Knife crime prevention
The force is committed to working to deter young people from carrying knives and have recently launched Project Guardian which aims to educate youngsters and combat youth violence.
DI Allen continued: “We recently interviewed a young man who is in prison for murder which we are sharing with school children across the region. We hope his powerful message will help change behaviours and stop people carrying weapons so that tragedies like Jordan’s death can be avoided.”