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How CCTV footage captured moment man stabbed his brother to death in broad daylight



This is the shocking moment a man is knifed to death through a car window by his own brother in broad daylight.

Shocking CCTV footage captured the moment David Rogers, 32, lunged into the vehicle with the blade before he and his other brother escaped.

David Rogers wielding a knife in the attack that killed his younger brother
Thomas Rogers, 26, was sitting in his Vauxhall Astra when a grey car pulled up in front him and his brothers emerged with another man.

David is then seen moving towards the passenger seat where Thomas was sitting and plunged a knife through an open window and into his heart.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and found the victim collapsed in the street, but he later died in hospital from a stab wound to the chest.

His brothers David and Samuel Rogers, both 30, were arrested and charged with murder and went on trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Jurors were told the pair carried out the attack following a bitter family argument which resulted in Thomas going to live with his mother.

In the hours leading up to the attack, David sent his sibling messages reading: “Bro come on I’ve come from Newcastle to get ya.”

Another text read “you are a waste man, I’m gunna kill you right”.

The thugs later spotted Thomas travelling along Bristol Road in Birmingham and jumped out of their Ford KA armed with knives at 4.55pm on August 22 last year.

Samuel filmed his brother going over to the Astra and brutally stabbing Thomas through the passenger seat window.

The men then took a sledge hammer to Thomas’ car as they watched him bleed to death.

The men then tried to escape to Northumbria.

David continued to a hotel where officers found an apparent suicide note apologising for what he had done to his “baby brother”.

David, of South Shields, Tyneside, was found guilty of murder while Samuel, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts., was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter.

David was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison, to serve a minimum of 18 years while Samuel was caged for nine years.

They both previously pleaded guilty to possession of a knife.

Two other men, Ryan Hurt, 22, of Mansfield, Notts., and Macauley Welby, 22, of no fixed abode, were both cleared of murder.

Detective Inspector Stuart Mobberley, from West Midlands Police, said: “It took just 30 seconds and one single knife wound to kill Thomas.

“And now two people will spend years in prison for their part in this crime.

“When we say there are no winners in knife crime, this could not be truer in case.

“A mother has lost not just one, but three sons as a result of this heinous crime.”