Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Horace Campbell and Liam Douglas-O’Callaghan shot Devon Scarlett 'without mercy' over row in McDonald's queue

Two gunmen have been given life sentences for shooting a stranger dead after a row in a queue at McDonald’s.

Horace Campbell, 28, and Liam Douglas-O’Callaghan, 18, were found guilty of murdering Devon Scarlett, 32.

Old Bailey judge Richard Hawkins said a 'trivial argument' had escalated in half-an-hour to the execution of the father of four.

Campbell followed Mr Scarlett into an alley and shot the victim twice before saying: 'You are not so hot now'.

Campbell was jailed for life with a minimum term of 32 years. Douglas-O’Callaghan was ordered to be detained during Her Majesty’s Pleasure with a minimum term of 18 years.

Judge Hawkins told them: 'The two of you quickly despatched Devon Scarlett without mercy.'

Mr Scarlett and Campbell got into an early morning spat involving others at the fast-food restaurant in Brixton, south London, in April 2010. Read More