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Lewis Williams’s teen killer named and pictured for the first time

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A teen killer who murdered a rival gang member during a drive-by shooting can be named for the first time.

Taylor Meanley was convicted of murdering Lewis Williams following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court earlier this month but had been given anonymity owing to the fact he is just 17-years-old.

However, Mr Williams’s murderer can now be named after a judge lifted those restrictions during a sentencing hearing this morning (Friday).

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Meanley, along with Jack Parkes, were convicted of Mr Williams’s murder after jurors heard a slam gun was fired at him during a planned “execution” killing amid an ongoing gang feud.

The court had heard the two gangs, one being the PSB – The Pitsmoor Shotta Boys, became embroiled in “tit for tat” war in the Mexborough and Doncaster area of South Yorkshire.

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It culminated in Mr Williams being shot in the face, neck and chest on January 11 by Meanley as he was driven by Parkes.

A post-mortem examination found 120 pellets had pierced Mr Williams’s skin. Stephen Wood QC, prosecuting, also said members of the public did what they could to help him the immediate moments after the shooting but he was pronounced dead by 5pm.



Lewis Williams was shot dead in Mexborough on January 11

Joe Anderton, 18, and 16-year-old Arlind Nika, of Spelmand Street, London, were both acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter. Both were also found guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life along with Parkes and Meanley.

Nika was further convicted of one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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Mr Wood told the court in today’s sentencing hearing that Meanley had uploaded a photograph of the slam gun, a shotgun cartridge, gloves and a balaclava onto Facebook.

He submitted that this was a means of Meanley, of enhancing and maintaining his reputation via social media.

The sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court continues and is expected to go into this afternoon.

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