Fifth Charge Made in Joseph Marafini Murder Case

15-year-old died from stab wounds after fight in centre of Wandsworth

15-year-old Joseph Marafini

A fifth person has been charged in connection with the killing of a boy in Wandsworth last month.

A seventeen-year-old was arrested on Thursday, 5 November, has been charged with murder. He appeared at Bexley Magistrates' Court on Friday, 6 November and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 10 November.

He is accused of being involved in the death of 15-year-old Joseph Marafini from Wandsworth. He was found with stab wounds near the burial ground on Garratt Lane at around 4.58pm on Thursday, 29 October. He was taken to hospital but later died. The police had been called to the location after a report of a fight outside a nearby supermarket.

A second stabbing victim’s injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening.

Police cordon off area near scene of fatal stabbing in Wandsworth
Police cordon off area near scene of fatal stabbing in Wandsworth

Previously a 19-year-old man from Walworth in south east London has been charged with murdering a teenager in Wandsworth

Imran Boujdellal of Bronti Close, SE17, was charged by detectives on Saturday, 31 October and appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on the same day.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday, 31 October on suspicion of murder. He was charged with breaching his bail conditions and appeared at Bromley Youth Court on Monday, 2 November, where he was further charged with murder. He will next appear in court on a date to be confirmed.

18-year-old Shaun Martini,, of Christchurch Road, SW2, was arrested on Sunday, 1 November and was charged with murder on Monday, 2 November. He appeared at Camberwell Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 3 November where he was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 5 November.

An 18-year-old man, was arrested on Tuesday, 3 November on suspicion of murder. He was taken to a west London police station where he remains at this time

The investigation is being led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) and specially trained officers are supporting the victim’s family.

Anyone who has information, video or images that could assist police are asked to call 101 reference CAD 5042/29 Oct.

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November 10, 2020