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MMA Fighter Hacked To Death By Brother With Samurai Sword At 30th Birthday



Dwight Freeman killed Jahreau on July 11 last year as he partied with friends in Kennington, south London..

A British champion mixed martial artist has been stabbed to death by his half brother as he celebrated his 30th birthday.

Dwight Freeman, 19, killed Jahreau “The Nightmare” Shepherd on July 11 last year as he partied with friends in Kennington, south London.

Freeman, from Vauxhall, then fled to Newquay in Cornwall, where he was spotted five days later.

Last month, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility, and another count of wounding with intent.

On Monday, Judge Richard Marks QC sentenced Freeman to a hospital order without limit of time.

Prosecutor Caroline Carberry QC outlined the facts of the case to the courtroom, where friends and family of the pair sat.
The victim was an “accomplished” MMA fighter who lived with his mother and half-brother, who was known as DJ, Carberry told the court.

Mr Shepherd behaved like a “father figure” to his younger brother, and tried to get him to “fix up and be better” and “stop smoking skunk cannabis” – but the defendant at times had been “physically imposing” and there were issued between the siblings, the court heard.

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