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Duo who killed delivery driver and stole three pizzas face sentencing

Duo who killed delivery driver and stole three pizzas face sentencing

Two men who killed a Pizza Hut delivery driver in a botched robbery are due to be sentenced.

Father-of-two Ali Qasemi was lured to a false address and floored with a single punch. Then his two assailants stole their takeaway order of three pizzas - costing just over £50.

Mr Qasemi, whose wife Fawzia was pregnant with their third child, hit his head on the ground on May 8 and died two days later.

Joel Lawson, 25, admitted throwing the punch, but the prosecution argued that 29-year-old Mark Lintott was equally responsible for the 45-year-old's death as they hatched the plan together.

Lawson pleaded guilty to robbery and manslaughter and Lintott, who placed the takeaway order from his Peterborough flat, was convicted of the same offences after a trial at Peterborough Crown Court.

Lawson, formerly of Goodhale Road, Norwich, and Lintott, of Shrewsbury Court, Peterborough, are due to be sentenced by Judge David Farrell at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday.