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The names of the ‘wild’ teenage brothers who killed Junior Osborne have been revealed for the first time

A 50-year-old father was killed in Leicester by a “pack” of “wild” teenagers – including twins who were celebrating their 16th birthday the day before the fatal attack. Before the siblings were sentenced today, the Honorable Judge Neil Calver agreed to LeicestershireLive’s request to lift restrictions so it could publicly reveal the couple’s names for the first time.

The identities of Nero McLean and his twin brother Nevardo McLean were previously protected by law due to their age. Nero McLean was convicted by a jury last month of murdering Junior Osborne in Narborough Road just after 9.30pm on Wednesday, September 27 last year.




During the trial at Leicester Crown Court, CCTV footage was played showing Nero McLean running across Narborough Road, near a Subway takeaway, and stabbing Mr Osborne in the neck with a “very large knife” as he rode his bike on the sidewalk in front of a store where two children were playing. The knife passed through the jugular vein and down into the abdomen, severing one of the lungs.

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Meanwhile, the four remaining defendants were shouting encouragement from the opposite side of the road. The others were Nevardo McLean, Moises Steiner, 18, of Dovedale Road, Thurmaston, Theobald Budzwa, 18, of Ash Court, Groby and James Williams, 18, of Pelham Way, Leicester city center. The jury found all four guilty of manslaughter.

At today’s hearing, Nero McLean was sentenced to life in prison and must serve a minimum of 17 years behind bars before he can be considered for parole. The four found guilty of manslaughter were sentenced to eight years in prison and all will have to serve two-thirds of their sentences before being automatically released.

(l-r) Theobald Budzwa, Moises Steiner and James Williams(Image: Leicestershire Police)

In addition to the names of Nero and Nevardo McLean, both of Upperton Road, West End, Leicester, it can today be revealed for the first time that all five defendants have previously been caught by police with knives. Budzwa was cautioned for carrying a knife in Northampton city center while the other four were convicted of possessing a knife.

Williams and Nero were also convicted of making threats stemming from an incident that occurred about three months before Mr Osborne’s murder.