The mother of a teenager convicted of murdering Steven Grisales is “begging” the community to come forward.
Sandra Espeut, who lives in Victoria Road, Edmonton, claims her 16-year-old son Ochaine Williams is not guilty of stabbing the 21-year-old student in College Close, Edmonton, on August 31 last year.Oh. Really?
The 47-year-old, who moved with her son to Edmonton from Vicarage Road, in Tottenham, two years ago, believes people in Tottenham and Edmonton know more information about the real killer but are too afraid to come forward.Gosh! Maybe it was that one-armed man again?
Ms Espeut is planning to lodge an appeal against his conviction on Monday or Tuesday next week and is in the process of organising marches to publicise her cause.Yes, I'm sure that'll help...
His 27-year-old sister Camille Thelwell is also desperate to see her brother freed from the young offender's institution.
She said: “We are not saying that he is an angel; we are saying that he is not guilty of that crime.
“We live in a community and they are scared to come forward, it is ridiculous. It is just the society we live in; everyone is trying to look macho.”I keep reading those words 'community' and 'society' and yet, I just can't quite picture what they must mean to people like this...
Pastor Pat Agdomar, who has worked as a minister with the Edmonton-based Glory of the Cross for more than 30 years, is supporting the family.
He said: “The family are fair-minded people who really want to make it known that they really feel for the other family.
“It is a tragic thing for both sides but all we are looking for is for justice to be done and we are very sorry for their loss.”
The pastor, who campaigns against gun and knife crime in Enfield, said both teenagers are victims...No. No, they are not.
Mr Grisales is the victim here. Him, and only him. Williams is a career criminal:
Ochaine Williams, now 16, fatally stabbed aspiring architect Steven Grisales after he dared to tell him to stop throwing conkers. Then aged just 15, the notorious gang member with an appalling criminal record embarked on a sophisticated cover-up in a bid to avoid justice.For once, the justice system wasn't fooled:
‘He was no stranger to handling knives and far from expressing remorse it seems he was part to an elaborate cover-up which showed a degree of sophistication in criminal ways beyond his 15 years.’Sadly, they hasn't acted in the past, which left this savage street thug free to kill a comepletely innocent man:
The thug was a member of a notorious street gang, the 'Northumberland Park Killers' or ‘NPK’ and had a long record for violent street robberies, battery and burglary.
Following his arrest, the teen boasted of his affiliation to the street gang by writing on his prison mattress: 'NPK. Riding the Big Bird. Innocent on Remand.'
Just a month before the murder, he was handed a youth rehabilitation order for a house burglary and ordered to wear an electronic tag.
He was caught carrying a knife at school and police were called to his home when he threatened his mother with a kitchen knife after she challenging him for skipping school.
Yet despite flouting his curfew conditions up to 20 times, the teenage gangster was not locked up.The contrast between Williams and his victim - the ONLY victim here - couldn't be more pronounced, as is so often the case:
Mr Grisales had returned to Britain from Argentina to take up a scholarship to study architecture at Westminster University.
His organ donations following his death helped to save the lives of three women.Perhaps the Chinese have the right idea - over there, Williams would be doing the same thing...