Leicester man convicted of manslaughter following landmark retrial

Leicester man convicted of manslaughter
Paul Fyfe (left) and Ameen Jogee (Right)

A 27-year-old Leicester man has been convicted of manslaughter following the death of a father-of-three.

Ameen Jogee was found guilty of the manslaughter of Paul Fyfe, 47, who was fatally stabbed in the hallway of a house in Leicester in June 2011.

He will be sentenced on Monday 12 September.

During the trial the court heard how Jogee, along with 29-year-old Mohammed Hirsi, had spent the evening of Thursday 9 June drinking in the city before the pair made their way to the address where Paul was living.

They then left and returned to the property several times that night and threatened Paul, before going back to the house in the early hours of Friday 10 June. On this occasion an argument ensued between Hirsi and Paul.

The court heard how during the argument Jogee was brandishing a bottle threateningly before Paul was fatally stabbed by Hirsi.

Both men were charged with murder and convicted of the offence in March 2012, before being sentenced to a combined total of 42 years imprisonment.

Following an appeal by Jogee, the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling in February this year to quash his conviction for murder based on the principle of joint enterprise and ordered that he be retried for murder with an alternative of manslaughter.

Detective Inspector David Swift-Rollinson, the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, said: “Today’s result is the culmination of a lengthy legal process following Paul’s death five years ago.

“While we are satisfied with the verdict that has been reached, this further trial has delayed the closure which Paul’s family and relatives have been seeking. ”