Fifth male charged over murder of 15-year-old Joseph Marafini

Detectives investigating the half-term murder of Joseph Marafini have charged a fifth male.

A 17-year-old boy, who was arrested on Thursday, 5 November, has been charged with murder. He appeared at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 6 November.

He was due to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 10 November.

The scene in Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, where Joseph Marafini was stabbed to death on Thursday October 29

Police were called at 4.58pm on Thursday, 29 October to reports of a fight which had started in Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth, and continued outside Sainsbury’s in Garratt Lane.

Two males were found near the Garratt Lane Burial Ground suffering from knife injuries.

The first victim, Joseph Marafini, was taken to hospital where he later died.

The second victim’s injuries were not life threatening.

Pictured: Joseph Marafini


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