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ANTHONY COSTA

Steven Bigby

Kill Total: 1 Kill place: Oxford St. London
Kill date: 12th May 2008 Victim(s): Steven Bibgy
Date of Birth: 1990 Marital Status: Single
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Monday 12th May 2008,a 22 year old man was stabbed to death after an argument at McDonalds just by Oxford Circus tube station. He was stabbed at 4:45pm, in broad daylight in front of horrified shoppers, by the time paramedics arrived the victims heart had stopped, he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

 

Wednesday 14th May 2008, Police named the dead man as 22 year old Steven Bigby. Steven was known to police, and was one of ten men charged with the rape of a girl in North London in January 2008. Bigby was also  due to go on trial in June for wounding with intent and violent disorder, over a stabbing in October 2006 in north London.

Police have confirmed that 2 gangs clashed in a spontaneously incident outside McDonald in Oxford Street. The post mortem revealed that Bigby died from a single stab wound to the heart, police have recovered the weapon.

 

Thursday 15th May  2008, Anthony Costa, has been charged with Steven Bigby's murder and appeared at Waltham Forest Magistrates Court.

 

23rd December 2008, Costa told the Old Bailey Bigby was stabbed by accident after he took out his knife during the incident.

Anthony Costa,  was given an indeterminate sentence for public protection and told he would serve at least five years for the attack.

Judge Hawkins said he accepted there had been a lack of intent to kill Bigby, but said Costa had little insight in to what he had done

 

Court - Old Bailey

Judge  - Richard Hawkins

 

 

 

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