A male cyclist was run down and killed by an escaped prisoner in a stolen van. The escaped prisoner was smoking marijuana. If this wasn’t bad enough, we find out that the poor man was eagerly looking forward to the birth of his second child.
Cobbler Naqibullah Aman, 25, died instantly when he was hit at 60mph by Malachi Adam-Smith, 20, who had been smoking a form of marijuana, called skunk cannabis. He hit several vehicles and almost knocked down a group of children before the fatal crash.
Mr Aman, an Afghan refugee living in Hounslow, London, was cycling home from work when the van ploughed into him from behind. He didn’t stand a chance and he was another silent victim of the ‘hidden killer’, marijuana.
The dead man’s family told the Old Bailey Court in London in a statement that he had been due to become a father again.
Adam-Smith, of Islington, London, absconded from police at a mental health facility last April after being arrested for an assault on his girlfriend.
Just a few hours later, he stole the van and began driving while high on marijuana.
The court heard how Adam-Smith, driving whilst smoking marijuana, was responsible for more than a dozen damaged vehicles and narrowly missed children and bus passengers as he mounted the sidewalk at more than 40mph.
He then mowed down Mr Aman.
Despite the fatal collision, Adam-Smith did not stop, dragging the cycle under his van. He collided with two more cars as police gave chase. He eventually got stuck in traffic, but police had to break the vehicles windows as the marijuana induced criminal refused to get out.
Adam-Smith denied murder but admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility because of psychosis caused by marijuana.
Judge Steven Kramer QC adjourned sentencing for psychiatric reports but he warned Adam-Smith: “The likelihood is that you will be facing substantial imprisonment.”
Yet again a simple smoke of marijuana has ruined the lives of at least two families.
Yet again, peoples lives are completely overshadowed by marijuana. And it is all so unnecessary.
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