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Santre Sanchez Gayle was just 15 when he was paid 200 pounds to murder 26-year-old Gulistan Subasi

Santre Sanchez Gayle was just 15 when he was paid 200 pounds to murder 26-year-old Gulistan Subasi

Gulistan Subasi was shot dead at the flat she was staying at in Hackney, east London

Gulistan Subasi was shot dead at the flat she was staying at in Hackney, east London

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Santre Sanchez Gayle was just 15 when he was paid 200 pounds to murder 26-year-old Gulistan Subasi

A teenager thought to be Britain's youngest hitman has been jailed for life for shooting a young mother dead for just £200.

Santre Sanchez Gayle, 16, was told he must serve at least 20 years behind bars for the murder of 26-year-old Gulistan Subasi in March last year.

He was just 15 when he blasted Miss Subasi with a sawn-off shotgun in a contract killing in Hackney, east London.

CCTV footage showed him resting the gun on the front gate of the flat where she was staying and blasting her in the chest on the doorstep.

Gayle, known by the street name Riot and related to two other convicted killers, was convicted of murder after boasting of the crime to another youth.

The teenager, of Kensal Rise, north west London, was sentenced at the Old Bailey alongside Izak Billy, 22, who recruited him for the hit. Billy, of Willesden, north London, was also found guilty of murder, and given a life sentence with a minimum term of 22 years.

Miss Subasi's former partner Serdar Ozbek, 28, of Wood Green, north London, was accused of ordering the shooting but was cleared of the crime, along with four other defendants.

Judge Stephen Kramer told Billy and Gayle: "It was an efficient, ruthless and calculated execution." There was sobbing from the public gallery as the killers were taken down to begin their sentences.

The judge told Gayle that his "youth and immaturity" were factors in the crime. But he added: "Anyone seeing the short but telling CCTV clip of the shooting cannot but be struck by the chillingly deliberate and cold-blooded way in which you went about your business."

The judge said it was not possible to say who was behind the killing or who recruited Billy to find someone to carry it out.

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