|Two men today received life sentences for the fatal shooting of a stranger after a row in a queue at McDonald's.|
28-year-old Horace Campbell and 18-year-old Liam Douglas-O'Callaghan were found guilty of murdering 32-year-old, father-of-four, Devon Scarlett following a minor argument in the fast food chain.
The Old Bailey judge, Richard Hawkins, jailed Campbell for life with a minimum term of 32 years and ordered Douglas-O'Callaghan to be detained for a minimum term of 18 years.
The incident started when Scarlett and Campbell got into an early morning spat with other customers at the restaurant in Brixton, south London, in April 2010.
Although security guards escorted them outside the row carried on and the two strangers agreed to meet in a nearby street for a shootout, said Bobbie Cheema, prosecuting.
Campbell called Douglas-O'Callaghan to bring his "thing", or gun, a retrial was told. Scarlett appeared to make a similar call but no actual call was made.
Cheema said: "Horace Campbell was determined to avenge the perceived lack of respect that Devon Scarlett showed him. Devon Scarlett acted with foolish bravado, behaving like a tough guy, but whatever he said and did, he was not armed."
Campbell, who had been drinking, followed Scarlett into Marcus Garvey Way and fired three shots, two of which hit the victim. Campbell said: "You are not so hot now," before walking away.
Scarlett, born Raymond Mitchell, died a few hours later in hospital.