A jury has retired to consider their verdicts in the murder trial of Kai McGinley, who was shot dead in Erith. 

Seven men deny murdering 24-year-old Kai on Pembroke Road on February 7 last year. 

It alleged that Kai was the victim of a “planned and targeted execution” that was “almost certainly drugs related”. 

Prosecutor Brian O’Neill KC said Kai was with his friends, Bill Burton and Norman Samura, in a stolen white Mini which had false plates.  

They were rammed off the road by a Land Rover. Some or all of the occupants of that car, as well as a Peugeot which was behind it, jumped out and opened fire, he said.  

“Four or five shots were fired from two shotguns at close range one of which fatally wounded Kai McGinley. They then fled the scene," Mr O'Neill said.  

The Old Bailey trial began in mid-January and was hit with various delays including a two-week break when one of the defendant’s barrister unexpectedly died. 

The jury has now been sent to consider their verdicts. 

The following men are jointly accused of Kai’s murder: 

  • Enriko Spahui, 21, of Elmhurst in Belvdere 
  • Jalees Selby-Gangera, 18, of Woodfield Close in Erith        
  • Connor Brooks, 21, of Horsa Road in Erith        
  • Bradlee Reeve, 34, of Chapman Road in Erith        
  • Kai Osibodu, 24, of Riverdale Road in Erith        
  • Charlie Brabon, 19, of Bryon Drive in Erith        
  • Anthony Wallder, 21, of Eastry Road in Bexley