First picture of teen who dismembered jazz musician before stabbing second man days later

A teenager who dismembered and buried the body of a vulnerable jazz musician before stabbing a second man to death just days later has been named for the first time.

William Algar, 53, was found decapitated at his flat in Nowell Road, Barnes, on January 3, 2020, before his limbs were discovered buried in Hounslow Heath days later.

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His death was linked to the fatal stabbing of Ebrima Cham, 35, who was murdered at a flat in Hounslow on December 19, 2019.

Emeka Dawuda-Wodu, 19, was convicted of Ebrima’s murder and perverting the course of justice in relation to disposing of William’s body following an 11-week trial at the Old Bailey on May 28.

Reporting restrictions preventing publication of his identity have now been lifted, allowing his picture to be made public for the first time.

William Algar, who was known to family and friends as Blaise, was a talented musician

He was part of a “violent gang” who broke into a flat in Grove Road and stabbed Ebrima “repeatedly” before leaving him dead.

Simon Emmons, 40, and Zimele Dube, 33, were also convicted of his murder.

The court heard that Ebrima, who lived at various addresses across the Hounslow area, had built up a reputation for robbing known drug dealers.

It is understood one of these incidents led to him into a confrontation with Dube, leading to the trio seeking retribution.

A post-mortem examination revealed he was stabbed 11 times, including twice to the head.

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Ebrima Cham, known to many as Brim, was stabbed to death in a targeted attack in 2019

Detectives investigating the murder located CCTV of the car used by Dube, Emmons and Dawuda-Wodu.

As a result, police were able to track them down and arrest the men.

William, meanwhile, a talented jazz musician, was killed inside his own flat following a row over the supply of drugs.

The “vulnerable drug addict” was allegedly killed as a result of falling out with Dawuda-Wodu due to William owing the gang money from a drugs sale.

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Zimele Dube, 33, and Simon Emmons, 40, have been convicted of murder

His decomposing head and torso were found wrapped in bed sheets within his flat, which was used by the gang to sell drugs, by two police officers after he had been reported missing by his mother.

Following William’s death, Dawuda-Wodu held a meeting on with Emmons on December 16 at a “trap house” in Whitton, Richmond.

Early the next day, Emmons’ phone was used to research how to dissolve a body using acid, similar to the Breaking Bad television series.

Dawuda-Wodu, of no fixed address, was found not guilty of William’s murder at the same trial.

However, he was convicted of transporting his limbs in a holdall and burying them within Hounslow Heath, where they were later found by sniffer dogs on January 3 last year.

It is believed William was stabbed to death on or around December 1, but no one has been convicted of his murder.

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Jayano Lucima, 19, and Mark Harding, 45, were convicted of perverting the course of justice

Emmons, of no fixed address, was also convicted of perverting the course of justice along with Janayo Lucima, 19, of Hounslow and Mark Harding, 45., of of The Drive, Isleworth.

All five men will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday (August 17).

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