14-year sentence for New Cross teen who knifed Kevin Ssali to death in Lee after woolly hat row (From News Shopper)
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14-year sentence for New Cross teen who knifed Kevin Ssali to death in Lee after woolly hat row
A New Cross teen who knifed a 14-year-old to death in Lee over comments about a woolly hat has been jailed for a minimum of 14 years.
Knife-wielding Roree Cox, 18, leapt on to the 202 bus in Lee back in 2012 after Kevin Ssali made comments about Cox's brother's hat and watch.
An Old Bailey jury heard Cox shouted "Do you want me to stab you?" before knifing Kevin and then fleeing the scene.
Cox, of Wardalls Grove, had denied murder but was found guilty on January 19.
And today he was handed a life sentence and told he must serve a minimum of 14 years in jail.
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