Judge Patricia Lynch had opened proceedings by warning those in the public gallery to “maintain their dignity.”
Following the verdicts, she told the members of the jury they were welcome to attend the sentencing hearing on Monday once everyone had “calmed down”.
She said: “You can see that tensions are running high and it’s better that we approach it when everyone is calm.
“As far as the sentence is concerned, it’s giving nothing away to say there is only one sentence involved and that is a sentence of life imprisonment.
“But we will be talking about minimum terms to serve.”
So, about that dignity…
As he was led from the dock, Sylvester, of Perth Road, Plaistow, East London, shouted: “Suck your mum. I’m alive, I’m alive!”
Maybe that’s the problem?