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Watch as family feud ends in bloodbath as brother stabbed to death in Birmingham

This is the harrowing moment a man was stabbed to death through a car window by his own brother in broad daylight – following a family feud.

Thomas Rogers, 26, was a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra when he was knifed in the heart through an open window in an attack that lasted just 30 seconds.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on the Bristol Road in Birmingham, and found Thomas collapsed in the street.

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He was later pronounced dead at hospital from a stab wound to the chest.

His brothers David Rogers, 32, and Samuel Rogers, 30, were arrested and charged with murder.

A trial at Birmingham Crown Court heard the pair carried out the attack following a bitter family argument which resulted in Thomas going to live with his mother.

Thomas Rogers who was killed by his brothers

The night before and in the hours leading up to the attack, David sent Thomas messages threatening to kill him.

One said: “Bro come on ive come from Newcastle to get ya” while another said “Your a waste man, I’m gunna kill you right”.

The siblings later spotted Thomas travelling along Bristol Road and jumped out of their Ford KA armed with knives at 4.55pm on August 22 last year.

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Samuel filmed his brother going over to the Astra and brutally stabbing Thomas through the passenger window.

Shocking CCTV footage captured the moment David lunged into the vehicle with the blade before they both made their escape back up north.

David continued to a hotel in Northumbria where officers found an apparent suicide note apologising for what he had done to his “baby brother”.

Samuel Rogers, L, and David Rogers, R, who killed their younger sibling Thomas.
Samuel Rogers, L, and David Rogers, R, who killed their younger sibling Thomas.

David, of South Shields, Tyneside, was found guilty of murder while Samuel, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts., was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter.

David was today (Thurs) sentenced to life in prison, to serve a minimum of 18 years while Samuel was caged for nine years.

They both previously pleaded guilty to possession of a knife.

Two other men, Ryan Hurt, 22, of Mansfield, Notts., and Macauley Welby, 22, of no fixed abode, were both cleared of murder.

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Detective Inspector Stuart Mobberley, from West Midlands Police, said: “It took just 30 seconds and one single knife wound to kill, Thomas.

“And now two people will spend years in prison for their part in this crime.

“When we say there are no winners in knife crime, this could not be truer in case.

“A mother has lost not just one, but three sons as a result of this heinous crime.”

Through her victim impact statement read to Birmingham Crown Court, Carol Rogers said she was confident her sons – jailed today for killing their brother – would have gone back had they known the extent of his injuries.

Thomas Rogers stabbed to death by his brother David Rogers
Thomas Rogers stabbed to death by his brother David Rogers

“I am the mother of Thomas, Samuel and David Rogers. My life changed forever when Thomas, my youngest son, died,” it read.

“Life will never be the same. I wish I could turn the clock back but I can’t. I have a permanent physical pain in my chest.

“I can smell Thomas but the pain is just too much for me. I am unable to go into his bedroom.

“I loved him so much no matter what we went through I loved him. In the blink of an eye I lost all three sons. My world was shattered and no one can fix it for me.

“I struggle to understand how it came to this. None of them wanted it to end like this. They will always carry this with them and never be free.”

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