Teenager found not guilty of murder of Swindon man Lee Turner
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A teenager charged with the murder of Lee Turner in Swindon has been found not guilty.
Treyvon Ejiogu, 18, of Empress Avenue, Waltham Forest, London, pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article and two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to 24 months in total, suspended for two years, at Bristol Crown Court today (18/01).
He was, however, found not guilty of Lee’s death.
Lee, 33, from Park North, died in October 2021 after sustaining a single stab wound to his chest despite the best efforts of members of the public to save him.
DCI Phil Walker said: “The defendant in this case admitted to carrying a knife for his own protection - there can never be any justification for carrying a knife or weapon of any kind.
“If you carry a knife, you are putting yourself in danger of using it yourself, or it being used against you.
“I would like to pay tribute to Lee’s loved ones at this time – it has not been an easy process for them to listen to details of his last moments in court but they have dealt with this with the utmost dignity.”
Today’s verdict follows a hung jury at the original trial in April last year.