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Leroy Junior Edwards stab death: Relatives found guilty

Leroy Junior Edwards Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Leroy Junior Edwards was attacked at his home in south-east London

A woman and a man have been found guilty of stabbing a 66-year-old relative to death.

Leroy Junior Edwards was found collapsed in the hallway of his flat in Ringstead Road, Catford, south-east London, on 18 August last year.

He later died of neck and chest wounds.

Mr Edwards' great-niece Kerry Donovan, 29, was convicted of murder while another distant relative Aaron Woolcock, 30, was found guilty of manslaughter after an Old Bailey trial.

Donovan, of Pantile Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, and Woolwock of Lewisham, will be sentenced on 18 April.

The Metropolitan Police said Donovan and Woolcock were distant relatives of Mr Edwards.

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Image caption Kerry Donovan and Aaron Woolcock were found guilty of killing Mr Edwards

Mr Edwards' family described him as a "quiet, non-confrontational man who liked to be at home", police said.

Det Sgt Brian Jones added: "We may never know exactly why Mr Edwards was killed."

"Whatever the motive, this led to the senseless death of a family man of good character in the home where he had lived for over 25 years," he said.

"Woolcock and Donovan now face the consequences of their actions and I hope their conviction will give some solace to Mr Edwards' family and friends."

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