CCTV footage released by police showed him desperately trying to push his way through a large crowd which had gathered for a silent disco before his killers caught up with him.
Andre Gayle, 29, was stabbed nine times in the early hours of August 31 last year in an alleyway close to Easton Community Centre in Bristol.
Mr Gayle’s distraught mother said her family were horrified by the ‘brutal and senseless’ killing, which she described as being ‘tantamount to a public execution’.
Rico Corbin and Tyan Finlayson, both 28 and from Speedwell, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were found guilty of murder following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.
In a statement released after the verdicts, Mr Gayle’s mother said: ‘My family is grief-stricken and struggling to come to terms with not only losing my son but also the brutality and senseless evil in the way they attacked and killed him; it was tantamount to a public execution.
‘These men are fearless, remorseless and have shown total disregard for people in the community of Bristol and caused innocent bystanders to flee in terror at what was unfolding in front of them.
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