Guilty verdict over 2005 murder of Isle of Dogs man Robert Darby

By Rob Virtue on December 19, 2013 12:05 PM |

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A killer who spent seven years on the run has finally been convicted of the murder of an Isle of Dogs man.

Jason Moore, 43, of no fixed abode, will be sentenced on December 23 over the killing of 42-year-old Robert Darby (right) of Byng Street in Tower Hamlets.

The Old Bailey heard how on August 24, 2005, Robert drove his black BMW to Gants Hill to meet Moore and another man.

The trio began fighting by the side of the road and Robert was stabbed in the chest. He died the following day at the Royal London Hospital.

Moore fled to Spain the same day, and then made his way to Dubai. He was arrested on his return to the UK in October last year.

A second man, Martin Power, 47, was acquitted.

Detective Inspector Andy Jones, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "Despite the passage of time, Moore has today been found guilty of a murder he committed eight years ago. This conviction should stand as a stark reminder that we will pursue anyone who commits a violent crime."

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