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An accountant and his father were found guilty of mistakenly killing their own relative with a crossbow, and of murdering a thief from a cannabis farm seconds later.
Omar Ramzan, his father Saghawat Ramzan, and his family friend Mohammed Sageer were all unanimously found guilty of the murder of kickboxer Khuzaimah Douglas.
A three-week trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court showed CCTV footage of the moment Saghawat Ramzan shot his brother Waseem Ramzan in the stomach with the ‘hideous’ crossbow during a four-on-one punitive beating with intent to kill. or mutilate Mr. Douglas.
A second beam traveling 270 feet per second was fired at Douglas less than a minute later, causing fatal internal injuries.
Jurors also convicted Saghawat Ramzan of murdering his brother, who was mistakenly struck by lightning aimed at 19-year-old Douglas.
Omar Ramzan and Edinburgh-born Sageer were acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter in connection with Waseem Ramzan’s death.
Three men have been convicted of killing cannabis farm burglar Khuzaimah Douglas during a raid which saw the men arm themselves before attacking the gang who broke in.
Saghawat Ramzan to kill relative Waseem Ramzan and Mr Douglas
Saghawat Ramzan, 47, Lancaster University graduate Omar Ramzan, 24, and Sageer, 33, claimed to have been acting in self-defense when the victims died.
Douglas, 19, was shot while being held on the ground and died at the scene in front of the Ramzans’ home on Pensnett Road, Brierley Hill, Dudley, in the early hours of February 20 last year.
Waseem Ramzan, 36, died in hospital after the bolt that struck him was removed and hidden near the scene.
The defendants were charged with murder after police recovered CCTV footage from cameras installed to protect the cannabis farm from raids by rival gangs.
All three defendants denied having knowledge of the cannabis farm, and Saghawat Ramzan claimed that he feared the thieves were targeting his home that contained Cartier and Rolex watches.
Opening the Crown case last month, prosecutor Adrian Keeling QC said the property was being used to grow cannabis worth up to £ 225,000 a year.
Telling jurors that a rival gang had attacked the back of the cannabis factory around 2.30am, Keeling said of Saghawat and Omar Ramzan: “ Despite the time of night, these two defendants were immediately gave an account of the attack and the fact that it was occurring. .
CCTV initially captured Saghawat Ramzan firing a crossbow at the rear of the cannabis factory, but did not see potential intruders, hitting a shed.
Finance worker Omar Ramzan, who graduated in 2018 with a first-class bachelor’s degree in accounting and management, was caught on CCTV brandishing a knife and a smaller crossbow, in addition to holding Douglas.
Police staff covering broken windows of a house on Pensnett Road where the farm was found
At the beginning of the trial, Mr. Keeling told the jury: “They launched into the violent defense of the drug growing operation.
Rather than letting them (the rival gang) retreat for the night, they blocked their retreat and put the assailants in the house.
“The assailants had no choice but to break a window in the front of the house … and try to escape.”
Douglas, the court heard, had the “fatal misfortune” of being caught by Waseem Ramzan while he was trying to flee.
Saghawat Ramzan, already holding a sword, returned to the house to arm himself with a large crossbow.
Keeling told the court that while Douglas was fighting to defend himself from four assailants, Saghawat Ramzan fired the first of two crossbow bolts.
The lawyer told the jurors: ‘I didn’t need to. He fired the beam from near point-blank range and in doing so must have intended to do at least some really serious damage, if not kill.
Waseem Ramzan suffered a pelvic injury, which resulted in massive blood loss and severe injuries to multiple internal organs.
All three defendants were taken into custody and will face mandatory life sentences when sentenced on March 12.
murder of Khuzaimah Douglas and will be sentenced next month. Saghawat Ramzan will also be sentenced for killing his brother
Detective Chief Inspector Munro added: ‘The actions of these three men were shocking, brutal and calculated.
“ To protect their cannabis cultivation, they were happy to use extreme violence in a brutal and sustained attack on Khuzaimah.
We think they wanted to send a clear message to the people who had tried to rob their cannabis factory.
However, Saghawat also killed his own brother during the attack, further highlighting his determination to cause serious damage and how dangerous his weapons were.
‘There is no place on our streets for violence like this or the arsenal of weapons they chose to have and ultimately use.
“Two lives have been lost because these men decided to use extreme violence in an attempt to protect their illegal drug business.”