Two men have been locked up for their part in the killing of Manchester man Neri Morse.
Dad of one Mr Morse, 24, was stabbed in Ancoats following a disturbance in a corner shop in Ancoats in April this year. A second man suffered leg injuries in the attack on Carruthers Street.
Police managed to trace two men via dashcam footage and they were arrested two days after the fatal assault. Rushaun Brown, 24, of Higher Ardwick, Manchester, was today (Wednesday 30 November) sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 24 years, after being found guilty of murder and pleading guilty to possession of an offensive weapon. Meshai Newby,24, of Brydon Avenue, Manchester, was jailed for 14 years, after being found guilty of manslaughter, section 20 assault, and possession of an offensive weapon.
Detective Inspector Rachel Smith, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Though today’s result will not bring Neri back, I hope it brings his loved ones a sense of closure. Our thoughts remain with them, as they have done throughout our investigation and the subsequent trial.”
Shortly after Mr Morse’s death, his family issued the following tribute: “Our family cannot describe what losing our Neri has done to us. Only God will know how much this is breaking our hearts. Our brother was the baby of the family and definitely Mum’s favourite. He is loved by his partner, his brother and sister, his niece and nephew, his uncle, cousins and his nan.
“He was the most amazing and loving father to his four-month-old son Nakari and showed him the most amount of love in the short time they had together. We will always be immensely proud of how he took to daddy duties.
“We as a family are overwhelmed and truly humbled by the sheer volume of messages and support from the community expressing their love and support. It just emphasises how truly loved Neri was.
“It’s going to take our family quite some time to come to terms with losing Neri so suddenly and in such horrific circumstances - if we ever do. We were blessed with 24 years of you - all we have left are the videos, pictures and memories. We love you forever, we are your keepers and we are so sorry we were not there to protect you. Sleep easy Baby Brother.”