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Life in the UK. Just another day.
Andre was still only 14 when he and a pack of youths "hunted" down and murdered Yasin Abdirahman, 22, stabbing him in the head and chest, one of the blows piercing his skull, the knife entering his brain.
Mr Abdirahman, who was studying pharmacy at London Metropolitan University, died of brain injuries eight days after the attack, close to his home in Southall, in September 2007.
His youngest attacker, found guilty of manslaughter, was just 12.
This week, Andre, now aged 16, was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to serve a minimum 13 years behind bars.
Germaine, said to be "shocked" and "saddened" by the murder and his brother's part in it, had made a desperate plea to reduce the punishment. He wrote to the judge in the case, Peter Beaumont QC, insisting his brother had acted entirely out of character and appealing for as much clemency as a life sentence with a minimum term could permit.
The boys' mother Carol felt she "had lost a son".