Daniel Macleod Wiki – Daniel Macleod Biography
Daniel Macleod was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Abdul Deghayes in Brighton Elm Grove. Abdul Deghayes, 22, died of massive blood loss after being stabbed eight times by 37-year-old Daniel Macleod in Brighton’s Elm Grove area on February 16 last year.
The victim was the third of his parents’ four sons after his two brothers died while fighting in Syria.
Speaking on Macleod’s sentence at the Southwark Crown Court in London on Friday, Deghayes’ father said he acknowledged the killer’s “sorrow”.
Daniel Macleod Age
He is 37 years old.
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Abdul Deghayes, 22, was stabbed eight times by 37-year-old Daniel Macleod in Brighton on February 16, 2019.
He was the third of four sons of his family after his two brothers died while fighting in Syria.
Mr. Deghayes’ father said he acknowledged Macleod’s “sadness” on the condition that he jointly build a “trust” in his son’s name to help drug addicts.
Abubaker Deghayes said his son was a “cheerful” character, but added that he was not an “innocent angel”.
Addressing Macleod directly in court, Mr. Deghayes said in his victim impact testimony: “You looked into my eyes many times and I remember saying you were sorry. I want to consider it face value.”
On the night of the stabbing, Mr. Deghayes and his friend arranged to meet Macleod of Lambeth in south London to buy cocaine in front of an apartment block called Hanover Court.
However, when the victim left her car to make the deal, Macleod from Gypsy Road attacked her.
He denied the murder, claiming that he was acting in self-defense and said he was “ashamed” for being involved in the drug trade.
Det Ch Insp Colin Pirie thanked the court for refusing Macleod’s defense and added that Mr. Deghayes carried out a “brutal” and “sustained” attack that he desperately tried to avoid with his hands.
Mr. Deghayes’s twin, Abdullah, was killed at the age of 18 in 2016, while his 17-year-old brother Jafar was killed in 2014 while trying to overthrow Bashar al-Assad’s government.
A fourth brother, Amer, a former finance student who also traveled to Syria, survived.