"He was just hacked to death."
Nabeel Choudhary, aged 21, of West Bromwich, was convicted of stabbing a store owner to death at a Chinese takeaway.
Thirty-four-year-old Yassir Hussain, of Burnley, was chased by an armed mob before he was hacked to death. The victim had fled from a car that had been rammed.
The attack stemmed from a violent feud between two families in the Dudley area.
Birmingham Crown Court heard the family feud had included threats, criminal damage and the discharge of a shotgun.
On November 26, 2018, Choudhary had run over taxi driver Mohammed Waseem outside Fast Fit Tyres on Shaw Road.
Mr Waseem was thrown in the air and landed next to a parked car but his injuries were not serious.
The Seat Leon used in the hit and run was recovered and found to be containing a Samurai sword.
However, days later on December 4, the feud culminated when Mr Hussain had been in a car with his cousin, who worked as a delivery driver.
They had finished one delivery and had parked outside a Chinese takeaway in Central Drive, Lower Gornal, Dudley, when they were rammed by a stolen van.
Morrad Hussain was able to get away but the victim was chased by an armed group.
He was stabbed several times and later collapsed after jumping over the takeaway counter.
Mr Hussain suffered three stab wounds to his back. Despite the efforts of paramedics at the scene, the father of four died of his injuries.
A post mortem revealed that the fatal strike had pierced the victim’s heart.
Mr James Curtis QC told the court: “He was unarmed, alone and unprotected. He was just hacked to death.”
Choudhary was convicted of murder and attempted grievous bodily harm following a three-week trial. He was acquitted of having an imitation firearm with intent.
A second defendant, Akarsh Tasleem, aged 24, of Walsall, was found not guilty of murder and having an article with a blade.
Both defendants had denied the charges and neither of them gave evidence.
Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, of West Midlands Police’s homicide team, explained:
“This is another tragic example of the consequences of carrying weapons.”
“It was an argument between feuding extended family members and I do not believe Yassir was the intended target. His family are devastated by his death and it leaves four young children without their dad.
“My thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time, I hope the outcome today offers some comfort to them.
“We know there were other people involved in this violent incident and our investigation is ongoing.”
According to Birmingham Mail, Nabeel Choudhary will be sentenced on November 1, 2019.