Two men have been convicted of criminal charges over the fatal stabbing of a man from Belvedere, but neither have been convicted of murder.

Rapper Unknown T (Daniela Lena) has been cleared over the killing, whilst Mohammed Musse, 21, has been found guilty of violent disorder and Ramani Boreland, 21, has been found guilty of violent disorder and manslaughter.

Steve Narvaez-Jara was stabbed to death at a New Year's Eve flat party on Old Street in Islington in 2017.

The 20-year-old victim, who had just start studying at university, was punched, hit with a machete, and stabbed in the chest twice, dying at the scene.

A trial at the Old Bailey today (18 February) heard that a 19-year-old student held the New Year's Eve party at her mum's flat, but due to worries about possible gate crashers a guest list was compiled and two door staff were employed.

Mohammed Musse, of Spotter House, Berger Road, Hackney had been drinking at the party and making a nuisance of himself with female guests.

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At 2am, January 1st 2018, the door staff went home and a short while after the boyfriend of one of the female guests confronted Musse, leading to a fight breaking out.

Several people became involved, including Steve 'Carlos' Navaez-Jara of Belvedere, and witnesses said Musse punched Steve, and Steve punched him back.

The fight descended into a mass brawl in which bottles were thrown and weapons produced.

Steve had apparently slipped and fell to the floor, where he was punched; struck with pieces of wood from a broken shoe rack, hit with a machete; and then stabbed twice in the chest and once in the arm.

Both the stab wounds to the chest entered Steve’s heart and he died at the scene a short while later.

Whilst Musse had started the trouble, there was no evidence he had been involved in Steve's murder as witnesses told police that he had left the kitchen prior to the fatal attack.

Police said it was for this reason he was only charged and found guilty of violent disorder and not with murder.

Witnesses said that Ramani Boreland, of Ambleside Close, Hackney, was involved in the attack on Steve along with a third man, 20-year-old [B], but no one could say which one actually delivered the fatal blow.

The man [B] had apparently left the flat when the trouble first erupted and returned with a machete, which he used to hit Steve with as the lay on the floor.

However, the fatal wound was not delivered with the machete, but with a knife which a post-mortem revealed had penetrated his heart and left lung, most probably a household knife that had been in the kitchen.

The only motive for the attack appears to be that all three were friends of Musse and were getting involved on his behalf.

The 20-year-old suspected to be have been involved in the fatal stabbing was also found with stab injuries, and was later arrested upon discharge from hospital.

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However, this man (B) was stabbed to death in an entirely unrelated incident in Hackney on April 4, 2018.

An investigation into Steve's death was launched immediately and a search of the flat uncovered two kitchen knives, one with Steve's blood on it and a machete with Steve's blood and man B's DNA on it.

All three were arrested and admitted being at the party but denied stabbing Steve, and all three were bailed before being released under investigation in November 2018, before being charged on July 6, 2019.

Musse and Boreland were both charged following a trial at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, February 18. Boreland is due to be sentenced on March 2, and Musse on March 30.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine, said: “Once again we are dealing with the loss of a young life due to the scourge of knife crime.

"My team have worked hard to bring those responsible to justice, but what comfort will that be to Steve’s family. They are mourning Steve and his loss will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

“The police cannot do this alone and we need the support of our communities to tackle violent crime. I urge anyone who may have information about those carrying weapons to tell us about it; we want to save the lives of young people.”

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If people are worried that a family member or friend might be involved in criminality or vulnerable to people who may be violent, visit KnifeFree or the NSPCC websites for help and advice. You might be able to help them find a way-out.