Monday 18 June 2018

Woman (33) who stabbed teen to death outside Tesco over 'eating her pasta' found guilty

Alfie Stone
Alfie Stone

Emily Pennink

A woman is facing life behind bars for stabbing to death a teenager in a petty row over pasta.

Maxine Benson, 33, launched her attack on 18-year-old Alfie Stone after making accusations that he or his older brother had eaten her food.

Following an Old Bailey trial, Benson was found guilty of murdering Alfie outside a Tesco Express in High Road, Ickenham, west London, on November 9 last year.

The jury cleared Steven Hawgood, 29, and his girlfriend, Corinne Cripps, 28, of murder. They were sent back out to continuing deliberating on an alternative manslaughter charge for them.

The court had heard how Benson was captured on CCTV wielding the knife and was also witnessed by members of the public who rushed to give Alfie first aid after the attack.

Alfie died within hours of the stabbing. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as blood loss and a stab wound to the heart. There were no signs on his body of defensive wounds. All the defendants lived close to where the attack took place.

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