Gang convicted in ‘honeytrap murder’ of Indian-origin man in UK

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London (Best Hindu News): A gang of five people, including three men and two women, have been found guilty in the ‘honeytrap murder’ of a 44-year-old Indian-origin man in Hertfordshire, England.

As per the BBC report, Vishal Gohel, 44, was found dead on January 23, 2022, at his flat in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

A jury at St Albans Crown Court heard that Gohel was expecting to have sex with the women, but his male accomplices came to rob and beat him.

The court was told that on January 22, 2022, a neighbor entered the flat and found Gohel lying “lifeless on the bedroom floor” with gaffer tape over his face.

The post-mortem examination revealed that Gohel had sustained severe head injuries.

Prosecutor Charlotte Newell Casey told the court that three women and three men arrived at the scene in a cab.

“It was the culmination of a plan that had been going on all day,” Newell Casey said.

He said efforts were made to clean the flat and an iPhone and an iWatch were taken.

But the BBC quoted Newell as saying “no attempt was made to contact the emergency services”.

Tevin Leslie, 23, who previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, was convicted of murder, and Sakin Gordon, 22, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and robbery.

Yarley Georgia Bruce-Annan, 22, was convicted of murder after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, while Brandon Brown was found not guilty of murder but guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and robbery.

Faith Hoppe was found not guilty of murder, but of conspiracy to commit murder and robbery.

All five will be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on 26 September.

A sixth accused, 20-year-old Tiana Edwards Hancock, was acquitted.

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