Teenagers Abdulmalik Adua, 17, Rezwan Islam, 19, and Bilal Moosajee, 19, were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday 24th May for a total of 41 years for the killing of Gloucester man Paul Pass.
Paul Pass and his friend were subjected to a vicious assault in his own home. Paul was stabbed in a main artery and despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at his home.
Mr Justice Holroyde said: “In assessing the seriousness of these crimes, it is important to keep in mind that the stabbings came at the end of a significant period of time in which the victims had been imprisoned. As their ill-treatment continued and escalated, they must have been utterly terrified. Their terror must have been obvious to those in the room.”
CPS South West Senior Crown Prosecutor Rachel Garstang said, “This was a vicious revenge attack on a vulnerable man. As Mr Justice Holroyde has stated, the violence escalated over a period of time on that fatal day in October 2016 which resulted in the loss of the life of Paul Pass.”
Adua and Islam (pictured, right) were each sentenced to 16 years while Moosajee (left) received a 9 year sentence.
“Our thoughts are with the family of Paul Pass and hope that the sentencing today brings some sort of justice to Paul’s family,” commented Rachel Garstang.