Blackheath man charged with murder of Marcus Innocent in Woolwich 14 months after shooting

Marcus Innocent was shot in the stomach in Lord Warwick Street

Marcus Innocent was shot in the stomach in Lord Warwick Street

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A BLACKHEATH man has been charged with the murder of Marcus Innocent who was gunned down in Woolwich 14 months ago.

It comes with five men accused of killing the 35-year-old facing a retrial for his murder after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

Mr Innocent, who lived in Kingsman Street and was a student at Woolwich College, was shot dead in Lord Warwick Street on November 19, 2012 at around 6.20pm.

Peter Ta, aged 32, of Broad Walk, was charged on January 9 with murder, possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to cause GBH with intent.

He appeared at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on January 10 and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on January 14.

Nine defendants were previously charged with Mr Innocent’s murder as well as possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiring to cause GBH with intent.

Four men were found not guilty of murder by an Old Bailey jury on December 19 while the other five face retrial.

Jordan John McKenna, aged 20, of Glenluce Road, Blackheath, was found not guilty of murder or possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life but the jury were unable to agree a verdict on the third count.

The jury reached identical verdicts for Raffael Scialo, aged 24, of Eastbrook Road, Charlton, and 20-year-old John Kiddle, of Merifield Road, Kidbrooke.

Meanwhile, Keli-Ray Birch, aged 20, of Maple Tree Place, Corelli Road, Shooters Hill, was found not guilty of murder and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, but guilty of conspiracy to cause GBH with intent.

Daniel Burgess, aged 33, of Lansdowne Lane, Charlton, faces retrial for murder. The jury found him guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life but gave no verdict on count three.

Perry Lee Sutton, aged 25, of Green Street Green Road, Dartford, also faces retrial for murder. The jury were unable to agree a verdict on possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and gave no verdict on count three.

Richard Brennan, aged 29, of Elmdene Road, Plumstead, will face retrial for murder. He was found guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life but the jury gave no verdict on count three.

His brothers Jack Brennan, 21, and Patrick Brennan, 23, of Appleton Road, Kidbrooke, will also stand retrial for murder. The jury were unable to agree a verdict on possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and gave no verdict on count three for either of them.

A date for sentencing has not yet been fixed and the case is next listed for January 17.

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