George Koh, 24, a British Louis Vuitton model will be convicted on September 21 for the murder of a fellow model, Harry Uzoka, 25.
The two had a feud that involved allegations of jealousy on Koh’s part. Prosecutor’s alleged that Koh was envious of Uzoka’s sky-rocketing career, the latter having been signed to Premier Model Management and having the opportunity to work for GQ and Zara.
Koh also claimed to have slept with Uzoka’s then-girlfriend, Ruby Campbell.
Before the murder, Uzoka stated in a message addressed to Koh, “Leave my name out of your mouth, it’s that simple, I’ve never spoken bad of you in any way, so this is wild.”
“Koh claimed he knew Uzoka well and then said that he had sex with Uzoka’s girlfriend and that was the reason why they no longer talked,” prosecutor Richard Horwell QC mentioned in court on Monday.
Koh and Uzoka decided to meet in person on January 11 at Shepherd’s Bush.
Koh brought along with him Jonathan Okigbo, 24, and Merse Dikanda, 24. Dikanda had a machete and Koh had two knives.
Uzoka brought two dumbbells for protection.
Uzoka was stabbed three times, once through the heart, the shoulder and back. He died on the sidewalk outside of his home.
Koh and Dikanda were found guilty of murder while Okigbo, who had no weapon was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury after 18 hours of deliberation.
Judge Wendy Joseph QC adjourned the hearing until September 21, when all three will be sentenced. All three remain in custody until they are sentenced.