Murder charge after teenager who survived stabbing to the chest in London ... trends now
A man has been charged with the murder of a 22-year-old man who died more than six years after being stabbed in a fight outside a supermarket.
The then-17-year-old was left blind, paralysed and unable to speak, and died at a care home in Streatham Hill, south-east London, last February, aged 22.
His cause of death was ruled, after a post-mortem examination, to be a penetrating injury to the chest.
A police investigation immediately after the attack led to a man being jailed for grievous bodily harm with intent.
Jamel Boyce suffered severe brain damage after being wounded in the attack outside a branch of Sainsbury's in Clapham, south London, in October 2016
Jamel Boyce's cause of death was ruled, after a post-mortem examination, to be a penetrating injury to the chest
A new inquiry was opened after Mr Boyce's death.
Tyrese Osei-Kofi, 24, of no fixed address, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday December 27.
Jamel's family has been informed of this development and they continue to be supported by officers.
Previously, Jamel's family released pictures of him fighting for his life in the hopes it would prevent others from committing knife crime.
Pansy Boyce, mother of Jamel Boyce, said at the time it was 'impossible' to