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Tony Virasami

 


Name:

 

AKA:

Q Jumper

D.O.B.

1970
Kill Total: 1

Kill date:

10 June 2008

Kill Place:

Merton

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Victim:

Kevin Tripp
D.O.B.  

 


 

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FACTFILE

 

Tuesday 10th June 2008, .Kevin Tripp, aged 57, was punched by Tony Virasami in Sainsbury's in Merton High Street.
Tripp, from south London, suffered serious head injuries and died in hospital the following day, Wednesday.11th June 2008.
 

Richardson pushed in front of shopper Adam Prendergast, as she went to buy a packet of cigarettes.
She phoned Virasami, who was waiting in a car nearby, and when he came into the store she pointed out Mr Prendergast.
However, Virasami mistook Mr Tripp for the man and hit him. The unprovoked attack on an innocent bystander was captured by  CCTV footage.


Tony Virasami, 37 of Sedgehill Road, Catford, was remanded in custody by Wimbledon magistrates.

Thursday, 26 February 2009, Trial starts at Southwark Crown Court.

Virasami pleaded guilty to manslaughter but Richardson denied the charge. Richardson, told the court she was shocked and disgusted when her boyfriend hit the wrong person.

 

Tuesday 1st April 2009, Antonette Richardson was jailed for 18 months and ex-boyfriend Tony Virasami received four years for manslaughter. The jury took seven hours to deliver the 11-1 majority verdict.

 

At the time of the attack Virasami was on bail, tagged and under curfew for shoplifting, while Richardson has previous convictions for deception and handling stolen goods, the court heard.

 

Southwark Crown Court

Judge Geoffrey Rivlin QC
Prosecuting; Michael Worsley QC

 

 

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