Vengeful ex-boyfriend Daniel Grogan and family jailed over killing of 18-year-old love rival Jay Sewell

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Vengeful ex-boyfriend Daniel Grogan and family jailed over killing of 18-year-old love rival Jay Sewell

Daniel Grogan, left, has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 21 years for murdering Jay Sewell, right A jealous ex-boyfriend and a group of his friends and family have been jailed for their part in the death of his love rival.

Daniel Grogan, 20, was driven by jealousy and “self-serving anger beyond logic” after finding out 18-year-old Jay Sewell was seeing his ex-girlfriend, Gemma Hodder, also 18.

Trainee plumber Grogan recruited family and friends for a stand-off near their home in Eltham , south-east London, after turning them against him, jurors were told.

On December 11 2018, Ms Hodder drove from Kent to see Grogan, accompanied by Mr Sewell and some of their friends, who had a baseball bat. Guilty of murder: Daniel Grogan will serve a life sentence (Met Police) Grogan and his group armed themselves with knives, hammers, a 4ft fireman’s axe and wooden sticks and went to confront them, the Old Bailey heard.

CCTV footage captured the group battering Mr Sewell’s car with weapons and chasing his friend, Charlie Pamphlett, now 19, who was stabbed in the back but survived.

Mr Sewell was fatally stabbed through the car window, jurors were told.

Grogan was found guilty of murder, wounding with intent and violent disorder.Jailing him for life with a minimum of 21 years, Judge Wendy Joseph QC said he “desired only revenge on Gemma and Jay” and was driven by “self serving anger beyond logic”.She said: “He deliberately engineered a confrontation because he would not accept that Gemma wanted to […]

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