Two Birmingham brothers found guilty of brutally murdering Amin Talea over alleged personal ‘beef’
Two brothers who ambushed and stabbed a man to death in Birmingham as he left his home are facing life behind bars today after being convicted of murder.
Mohammed Farouk and his younger brother Ridhwaan killed Amin Talea, but the motive remains a mystery.
Mr Talea, aged 20, was stabbed on Longfellow Road at around 9.20pm on 1 October last year. He was ambushed by the brothers and stabbed as he approached friends in their car outside.
He collapsed in nearby Middleton Hall Road where two passers-by called an ambulance for him. He was taken to hospital but died hours later.
The following day, Ridhwaan asked his manager to drive past Middleton Hall Road as she was giving him a lift to work, police confirmed in a statement.
She had been made aware by social media that there had been an incident there the previous evening. Ridhwaan admitted to her that he and his brother had been there and it had been his ‘brother’s beef’.
He admitted lying in wait for the victim to come out of his flat, but was shocked when she told him the victim had died.
His manager told a colleague about the conversation who phoned the police and Ridhwaan was arrested.
Mobile phone analysis placed both men at the scene, and Mohammed Farouk was arrested a few days after the killing.
Ridhwaan, of Shenley Lane, Northfield, and Mohammed, 21, of Bilbrook Grove, Bartley Green, denied murder, but were found guilty after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (27 April). Both of them will be sentenced on Friday.
Detective Inspector Ade George from West Midlands Police, who led the investigation, said: “We don’t know which of the brothers stabbed Mr Talea, or why, but sadly this is another example of the devastating impact that knife crime has on families and communities.
“Our thoughts remain with Mr Talea’s family today.”
A member of Talea’s family said: “I want to thank West Midlands Police for all of their hard work and effort in this investigation.
“They managed to bring justice for my son who I will forever love and remember and have been nothing but caring and helpful since the first day.
“I would also like to thank the Court for their determination to bring my family peace.
“I hope justice will be served for my beautiful son. I know he will be at peace after this. I pray that nothing like this happens to anyone else.”