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Jodie Chesney murder trial: Drug dealer Svenson Ong-a-Kwie found guilty

A drug dealer has been found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jodie Chesney in a park in east London. The teenager was stabbed in the back as she socialised with friends in Harold Hill, Romford, on 1 March.Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, and a 17-year-old boy were both convicted of murder following an eight-week trial at the Old Bailey.Manuel Petrovic, 20, of Romford, and a 16-year-old boy were both cleared of murder and manslaughter.Live: Jodie Chesney murder trial: Two teens found guilty of murderThe jury spent less than six hours deliberating their verdicts on all four defendants.Judge Wendy Joseph QC said Ong-a-Kwie and the 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, would be sentenced on 18 November.Throughout the trial it ...