'Look what happens now mate, you're dead ha ha ha': Killer's chilling taunt just hours after he shot a teenage rival dead is caught on police tape he thought was switched off

  • Vinny Waddington, 18, was shot dead in the streets of Liverpool last year
  • Chilling footage shows one of his killer's laughing just hours after shooting
  • Luke Kendrick, 26, and Ryan Bate, 24, were both found guilty of murder

Killer Luke Kendrick (pictured) was given a 25-year minimum sentence today for killing Vinny Waddington

This is the shocking moment a convicted murderer gloats over the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old teenager.

Police bodycam footage recorded less than three hours after Vinny Waddington was shot dead, on July 14 last year, captured twisted Luke Kendrick, 26, saying 'look what happens now mate, you're dead HA HA HA.'

He then tells the officer to 'stick that on the camera' not realising bodycam footage was recording.

Vinny was shot down on Banks Road, Garston, Liverpool, by one of three men firing a shotgun from the driver's window of Kendrick's Audi A3 car.

Aggressive Kendrick, formerly of Garston, was found guilty of Vinny's murder by a unanimous decision at Liverpool Crown Court today after a 16-day trial.

The incriminating video footage, recorded at the home of Kendrick's aunt Tina Walker, was one of the key pieces of evidence in the case. 

Sergeant Craig Baker, of Merseyside Police, left the camera running while Kendrick unwittingly provided prosecutors with key evidence.

Kendrick's unguarded rant contained information only someone at the scene when the shot was fired could have known.

He is recorded saying: 'I've hit them off the bike Tina, they both jumped up off the floor, they both ran into this garden and started jumping over back gardens and that's the last I seen of them, but the bike was stuck under the car, I've jumped out of the car and I've ran.'

Ryan Bate, 24, also of Garston, was also convicted of murder. 

Bate was today sentenced to life with a minimum of 24 years in prison - while Kendrick received life with a 25-year minimum sentence.

A third man, David Ungi, is still being sought in connection with the killing.

The 24-year-old son of high-profile Liverpool businessman David Ungi, who was shot dead in 1995, is thought to be in Holland after leaving the country 18 hours after Vinny's murder.  

Nigel Power, QC, told the jury that Vinny managed to scale a fence after being shot and was found dying in a garden.

Kendrick later claimed he had made up the account in this video because he was 'in fear' of giving the names of the real killers.

But a jury took around three hours to see through Kendrick's lies.

Kendrick, formerly of Garston, was found guilty of Vinny's murder by a unanimous decision at Liverpool Crown Court today after a 16-day trial

Kendrick's unguarded rant contained information only someone at the scene when the shot was fired could have known

Kendrick and Bate (left) were convicted of murder after Vinny Waddington (right) was shot dead on July 14 last year

Kendrick had taunted his victim's family in court by demanding to see a picture of the teenager's body.

He smiled mockingly and hurled abuse at Vinny's family from the dock at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday - reducing some of them to tears.

He frequently interrupted his trial with demands and foul-mouthed tirades at his own legal team.

Vinny's family were audibly stunned when Kendrick, without warning, began demanding to see crime scene photos of Vinny as Judge Mr Justice Timothy

Kendrick later claimed he had made up the account in this video because he was 'in fear' of giving the names of the real killers

King was about to begin summing up the case.

He shouted: 'I want to sit in chambers because I want to discuss something without Vincent Waddington's family and that fella from the Echo here.'

Judge King indicated he was not willing to delay the trial, but Kendrick shouted: 'I will just say it then, I want to see pictures of his body, of Vincent Waddington's body.'

As the atmosphere in court became heated, junior counsel for his legal team, Saul Brody, approached the dock to try and calm Kendrick down but was greeted by a tirade of abuse.

Kendrick said: 'F*** off you c***, you don't represent me yous are sacked, you do f*** all for me.'

The murderer grinned as Vinny's family were led out of court while things calmed down. 

At one stage of the trial Kendrick became annoyed that his co-defendant Bate was being asked questions relating to him by prosecutor Nigel Power, QC.

Appearing to feel his legal team were not addressing the issue, he launched into a foul-mouthed tirade against the pair, saying to Mr Brody: 'I have told you once, I have told you twice, I won't tell you a third time; get the f*** out of my face.

The scene where 18-year-old Vinny Waddington was shot dead in Liverpool last year 

The court was told Kendrick had 25 previous convictions for 44 offences, and had been released from prison two weeks before the murder.

His first conviction, for criminal damage, came when he was just 12 years old.

Defending Kendrick, Charles Miskin, QC, said his client had a 'shockingly poor childhood' with 'a long and complex history of trauma, substance abuseand disorder.'

Mr Justice King today said we would never know who was driving the car which struck Vinny and who fired the fatal shot.

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