O’Neil Cameron guilty of stabbing Romario Opia to death in north London

O’Neil Cameron has been convicted of the manslaughter of Romario Opia after stabbing him in the Holland Walk area of Highgate in January 2021.

15-year-old Romario was stabed to death in north London during a row between two armed groups.

19-year-old O’Neil Cameron was later arrested and remanded in custody to be sentenced on 22 July at the Old Bailey.

A 17-year-old co-defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, was cleared of all charges.

Jurors at the Old Bailey deliberated for more than 14 hours following a three-week trial.

They had been shown CCTV footage showed Cameron stabbing Romario through the chest before fleeing the scene, pursued by the victim’s friends.

Both defendants denied murder and claimed they had acted in self-defence.