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TRISTON BURKE

Kill Total:

1

Kill place:

Corydon, Surrey

Kill date:

13 September 2008

Victim(s):

Oliver Kingonzila

Date of Birth:

1990

Marital Status:

single

AKA:

Occupation:



Saturday 13th September 2008, Burke and Kingonzila were friends but fell out over Kingonzila's brother going out with Burkes sister.

Burke, of Stanton Road, used a knife hidden in his shoe to stab 19 year old Kingonzila outside the E bar in Croydon.


Kingonzila was a promising football player, was playing with League two side Barnet at the time.

The footballer had started to walk away from Burke  but Burke taunted him shouting "come on do something" Kingonzila punched him in the face.
Doorman Paul Ujah saw blood on the victim and realised Burke had been using a weapon during the fight.
Kingonzila bled to death after suffering nine stab wounds.

 

Tuesday 21st April 2009, Burke pleaded guilty to murder.

 

Monday 18th May 2009, Burke sentenced to life imprisonment, with a recommendation he serve a minimum 14 years.

 

Court - old Bailey

Prosecutor Jeremy Donne QC

Judge - Martin Stephens

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