Pawel Pacholak death: Tarasov brothers jailed for manslaughter

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image captionBrothers Viktoras Tarasov, Valodia Tarasov and Jurius Tarasov were found guilty of manslaughter

Three brothers have been jailed for manslaughter after a man they attacked jumped from a window to escape them.

The Tarasov brothers denied killing 37-year-old Pawel Pacholak, who broke his neck in the incident in Streatham. They were each jailed for seven years.

Viktoras Tarasov, 39, of Aurelia Road, Croydon, was also sentenced at the Old Bailey to six months for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Valodia and Jurius Tarasov were also jailed for not attending sentencing.

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image captionPawel Pacholak died in January 2013

Valodia, 35, of Abingdon Road, Streatham, was sentenced to three months for breach of bail and nine months for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after failing to turn up to the original sentencing date in July.

Jurius, 33, of Barrington Road, Brixton, was also sentenced to nine months for breach of bail.

The Metropolitan Police said Mr Pacholak had been staying at a friend's address in Streatham High Street in January 2013 with Viktoras when a dispute broke out over a missing mobile phone.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Pacholak had been assaulted before he jumped from a bathroom window to escape. He had landed face-down, breaking his neck.

During the investigation into his death extensive blood-staining was found inside the property.

Scotland Yard said the first police officers at the scene saw Viktoras throwing red-stained water out of the back door, claiming it was blood from meat.

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