A Jamaican Yardie gangster who was deported from Britain twice was given three life sentences yesterday for killing a loving family.
Rohan Chung (30) had a stepfather and two sisters executed after another member of the family ripped him off during a drugs deal.
Connie Morrison, aged 27, Lorna Morrison, aged 34, and Noel Patterson, aged 62, a cleaner, were found on a bedroom floor in their home in the Stonebridge Park estate, Harlesden, north London, in August last year.
Mr Patterson and Connie were tied up. Between them, they had eight gunshots to the head.
Lorna's eight-month-old son was found crawling around in the blood near the bodies 14 hours later.
Chung was given three life sentences with a minimum term of 40 years for what the Old Bailey judge described as "truly appalling crimes".
Judge Gerald Gordon also recommended that Chung be deported to Jamaica after serving his sentence.
A second defendant, Michael Letts (36) of Stoke Newington, north London, was also given three life sentences for the murders. He will serve a minimum of 20 years.
After the guilty verdicts, the court was told Chung had been deported from the UK twice but had then returned - each time to commit gun crime.
Judge Gordon told Chung the deaths were "ruthless punishment killings" because he had been cheated in a drugs deal.
"In all probability you were not one of the actual gunmen but were the organiser," he said.
"The message must go out that this sort of wanton use of guns to kill will result in sentences so long that there will be little if any liberty at the end."
He described Letts as a "foot-soldier" who may not have realised what was planned.
Chung was enraged after Lorna and Connie's brother, Morgan, aged 30, disappeared with cocaine he had imported into Britain.
Now the rest of the remaining family are living in fear of their lives at a secret location.
Nicholas Hilliard, prosecuting, said: "Even by the standards we have sadly had to become used to nowadays, this was a terrible crime.
"For three members of the same family to be murdered in this way suggests this was punishment or revenge by someone and was meant to send a clear message of what would happen to anyone who crossed a particular person or persons."
A woman who knew Chung as Chunky said he told her: "No one takes me for a p***y".
"He was saying Morrison and his family would be killed for crossing him," added Mr Hilliard.
After the verdict, it emerged that Chung had been deported from Britain twice in the past.
Mr Hilliard told the judge he entered the UK in 1993 with six months leave to remain.
He overstayed and was deported in 1994 - returning in 1995 using the name Tony Green.
Within months, he was arrested under the name of Rohan Gordon and charged in connection with a murder and attempted murders in London and Birmingham.