Moosakhan Naseri was fatally stabbed in 2017 (credit: Met Police)
Javid Ahmadzai stabbed 29-year-old Moosakhan Naseri in Plashet Park on Sunday, 15 October because of a £10 drug debt.
The victim suffered a fatal stab wound to his chest, despite the efforts of emergency services and an off-duty doctor who attempted open-heart surgery at the scene.
The 28-year-old fled the country shortly after the attack but was extradited back to the UK in June last year after he was arrested in France.
Homicide detectives linked Ahmadzai to the murder via phone records that placed him at the scene and statement from eye-witnesses.
Ahmadzai was found guilty of murder and violent disorder on Tuesday, 1 August after a trial at the Old Bailey.
On Thursday, 10 August, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder – to serve a minimum of 24 years.
A sentence of three years for violence disorder will run concurrently.
The lead investigator, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers said: “Moosakhan, who was only 29 years old, was killed due to an argument about an alleged £10 drug debt.
“The level of violence used was shocking to the members of the public in the park that day and I commend all those who have helped our investigation.
“It is tragic that Moosakhan, an Afghan national, had come to the UK looking for a safer life after fleeing the Taliban in his home country.”
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