Two men have been convicted after killing a father of two in Ladywood in October 2022.

Ali Salih Abdalaah, aged 36, was killed after being beaten to death in a hallway in Brecon Tower, Guild Close.

After a three week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Dale Berry-Parkes, aged 32 from Birmingham, has been convicted of manslaughter.

A second man, Hardi Hamad, aged 35 and also from Birmingham, pleaded guilty to manslaughter with diminished responsibility during the trial.

Ali Salih Abdalaah, aged 36, was killed after being beaten to death in a hallway in Brecon Tower, Guild CloseWMP
Ali Salih Abdalaah, aged 36, was killed after being beaten to death in a hallway in Brecon Tower, Guild Close

At around 6.20am on 8 October, Ali had visited a shop on Soho Road before meeting a woman who he took back to his flat shortly after.

Around 9am, the woman called Hamad and Berry-Parkes claiming she had been sexually assaulted. The two men then turned up outside Ali’s front door and fatally attacked him on his doorstep.

Walking out the flat block, CCTV footage shows Berry-Parkes throwing a set of car keys to Hamad which belonged to Ali’s red Kia. Hamad and Berry-Parkes then drove off in convoy in Ali’s stolen vehicle and a Peugeot, the vehicle the men arrived in.

Several days later, both cars were recovered with false plates. Hamad and Berry-Parkes were arrested on 12 October after handing themselves in to a police station. They are both set to be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court at a later date.

Dale Berry-Parkes, aged 32 from Birmingham, has been convicted of manslaughterWMP
Dale Berry-Parkes, aged 32 from Birmingham, has been convicted of manslaughter

In tribute to Ali, his family said: “Ali was a very hard working, happy and kind man.

“He was a loving father who dedicated his life to his children. He loved to work within the community, volunteering to help those less fortunate than himself.

“Our lives have been shattered. As a family and community particularly his young children, we are all devastated by his death which has changed our children’s lives forever.”

Hardi Hamad, aged 35 and also from Birmingham, pleaded guilty to manslaughter with diminished responsibility WMP
Hardi Hamad, aged 35 and also from Birmingham, pleaded guilty to manslaughter with diminished responsibility

Detective Chief Inspector Laura Harrison, from the West Midlands Police Homicide Unit, said: “Two children have been left without a father due to the appalling actions of Hamad and Berry-Parkes.

“The men launched a horrific senseless attack on Mr Abdalaah on the doorstep of his home.

“I hope this conviction brings some closure to Ali’s family following their tragic loss. Our thoughts remain with them.”

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