A man has been jailed for life for the “ferocious” murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie.
Ayoub Majdouline, 19, must serve a minimum of 21 years behind bars.
Jaden remains the year’s youngest victim of gang crime. He was knocked off a scooter and stabbed to death in Leyton, east London, just days into 2019: on January 8.
The killing was caught on graphic CCTV, which was shown in Majdouline’s Old Bailey trial.
The teenage drug dealer was found guilty of Jaden’s murder and was sentenced by Judge Richard Marks QC on Wednesday.
Majdouline was one of five Mali Boys who rode out in rival gang territory looking for members of the Beaumont Crew to attack.
When they came across Jaden dealing drugs on a scooter, they crashed into him and “butchered” him as he lay defenceless on the ground.
Jaden suffered nine stab wounds and bled to death in the road as the attackers ran back to the car and sped off, the court heard.
A knife and yellow rubber gloves with Jaden’s blood and Majdouline’s DNA on them were recovered from a drain the next day, the court heard.
Police also found Majdouline’s Nike Air Max trainers among clothes that had been burned in a churchyard.
Majdouline, from Wembley, north west London, admitted dealing drugs for the Mali Boys, and carrying knives, but denied being present during the fatal attack.
After a troubled upbringing, the defendant, who had an Irish mother and Moroccan father, turned to county lines dealing “to survive”, he said. Three years after the murder of his father, Majdouline was identified by the National Crime Agency as a victim of “modern slavery”.
Jurors also learned that Jaden had been in trouble with police since he was 13. His mother had sent him to stay in east London after a gang at their previous home in Nottingham made threats against him.
Jaden had been caught with a Rambo knife and cannabis, and appeared in a Snapchat video with an imitation gun.