|Mother of Teen Riot Killer Guilty Of Covering Up|
She destroyed the clothing of son who killed Richard Mannington Bowes
The mother of a teenage looter responsible for killing a pensioner in Ealing during the summer disorder, was today, (Wednesday 21 March) found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
Lavinia Desuze, 31 of Bath Road, Hounslow, was convicted at the Inner London Crown Court after she destroyed the clothing worn by her son, Darrell Desuze, 17 , after he fatally assaulted 68-year-old Richard Mannington Bowes on Springbridge Road, during last summer's disorder.
On the night of 8 August, Darrell Desuze had been wearing a distinctive black hooded sweatshirt which had a "Robbers and Villains" logo across the front, and a white t-shirt underneath.
These were items of clothing which Lavinia Desuze immediately recognised
via the circulated images released by police, as belonging to her son.
On 14 August, Darrell and Lavinia Desuze were arrested at their address in Hounslow and subsequently charged on 16 August.
Darrell Adrian Desuze, 17, of Bath Road, Hounslow pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Richard Bowes and violent disorder on Monday 12 March, at Inner London Crown Court. He had previously pleaded guilty on 24 November 2011 to four burglaries he committed on shops which were looted immediately after Mr Bowes death.
They will both be sentenced on Tuesday 17 April at the Inner London
21st March 2012