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Man who won appeal against murder conviction to be sentenced for manslaughter

Paul Fyfe, who was stabbed to death in 2011, on holiday with his wife Tracey in Egypt in 2010
Paul Fyfe, who was stabbed to death in 2011, on holiday with his wife Tracey in Egypt in 2010

A man who was convicted of manslaughter for his role in the death of an ex-police officer is due to be sentenced today.

Ameen Jogee, who won an appeal against his murder conviction in a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court on joint enterprise law earlier this year, was re-convicted of manslaughter last week following a two-week retrial.

He was 22 when Paul Fyfe was stabbed to death at the home of his girlfriend in Leicester in June 2011.

The prosecution said he "egged on" another man, Mohammed Hirsi, to strike the fatal blow against Mr Fyfe, a father-of-three.

In March 2012, Jogee, now aged 27, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years under the "joint enterprise" law which treated the accomplice as the same as the person who committed the deadly act, the then 25-year-old Hirsi.

Ameen Hassan Jogee

But the Supreme Court ordered Jogee be retried on murder and manslaughter charges, after ruling the law on joint enterprise had been wrongly interpreted for 30 years, in February this year.

Jogee was cleared of murder after 13 hours of deliberation at Nottingham Crown Court, but a jury unanimously convicted him of manslaughter.

He is due before Judge Gregory Dickinson at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday morning.