One of the victims of a double-murder was found dead in Radlett after being stabbed multiple times.
Kaziku Tuwisana (right), 33, and Besnik Berisha (left), 43, were found guilty of the murders of Arber Fesko, 30, and Shkelqim Paja, 36, on Friday, July 9, following a trial at the Old Bailey.
The court heard how Shkelqim Paja and Besnik Berisha had known each other for around three years prior to the murders, which took place in Mill Hill on December 19, 2019.
In the last year, their friendship had become strained – this is believed to have been over a sum of money – around £15,000 – that Berisha owed to Shkelqim.
On the day of the crime, Berisha contacted Shkelqim stating that he was ready to pay back the money owed in full.
That evening, Shkelqim went to Courtlands Avenue, NW7, in the company of family friend Arber Fesko.
An extensive police investigation showed that just after 8pm, Shkelqim and Arber were killed by Tuwisana and Berisha on a street in Courtlands Avenue.
Officers later found Shkelqim’s car, where the body of Arber, who had been stabbed multiple times, was in the boot.
The body of Shkelqim was found the following day, dumped in a hedgerow in Radlett. He had also been stabbed multiple times. Items including a baseball cap and cable ties were also found.
Detective Sergeant Pete Walker, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Throughout this investigation, the two defendants have refused to say why they carried out this brutal attack on Shkelqim Paja and Arber Fesko.
“However, the weight of evidence my team has gathered has spoken for itself and provided irrefutable evidence that both of these men were involved in carrying out two brutal murders.”
For all the information regarding the murders and the subsequent police investigation, go to news.met.police.uk/news/two-men-convicted-of-murdering-two-men-in-barnet-in-2019-431065
The pair will be sentenced on July 16.