Maxine Benson Guilty of Murdering Teenager
April 27, 2016, 1:59 am
Maxine Benson, 32 (21.05.83) of no fixed address, was found guilty of the murder of 18-year-old Alfie Stone at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 26 April.
She will appear at the same court for sentencing on Wednesday, 27 April.
On Monday, 9 November 2015 Alfie, along with his brother and two female friends, attended an address in High Road, Ickenham.
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Shortly after they arrived, an argument began between Alfieâ€™s group and another group at the rear entrance of the block of flats.
For reasons unknown Benson became involved in the argument.
The argument quickly escalated and became more volatile.
The altercation moved from the rear of the property to the High Street and, in full view of several witnesses, Alfie picked up an advertising board from a fish and chip shop to defend himself.
Unsuccessful in his attempts to protect himself, he was stabbed in the chest by Benson.
Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to the scene at 17:35hrs and Alfie was taken to St Maryâ€™s Hospital. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals he died at 19:14hrs.
A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.
Following the stabbing Benson fled the scene.
She was arrested two days later after she handed herself in.
Detective Chief Inspector Nicky Wall, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: â€œAlfie Stone was a much loved young man who lost his life in tragic circumstances; today the court has reached a decision on Benson and we welcome the outcome.â€
Corinne Cripps, 29 (01.05.86) of High Road, Ickenham and her partner Steve Hawgood, 28 (01.05.87) of Kingston Avenue, West Drayton were cleared of murder.
The jury could not reach a verdict on a charge of manslaughter and a decision on whether both will face a retrial awaits.
Source: Metropolitan Police Service