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Man admits manslaughter, Camberwell

News   •   Jan 09, 2019 16:33 GMT

[Oluwaseyi Dada]

A man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 17-year-old Katrina Makunova in Camberwell.

Oluwaseyi Dada, 21 (14.04.97) of Brisbane Street, SE5, pleaded guilty to manslaughter today (09.01.19) on the first day of his trial at the Old Bailey.

The court heard how Dada and Katrina had been in a relationship that had recently deteriorated.

A series of social media communications between Dada and Katrina were obtained by police from the victim's mobile phone.

These posts showed there was a feud between them, with both parties making veiled threats and insulting each other.

On Thursday, 12 July 2018, Katrina had gone to the lobby of a block of flats on Brisbane Street where Dada lived.

The pair encountered each other on the ground floor and a struggle began.

During the course of this altercation both of them fell, but unfortunately Katrina was carrying a knife in her handbag

Katrina fell onto the handbag, causing the knife to pierce the bag and then stab Karina in the chest.

Police were called at 12:16hrs to reports of the incident and on arrival officers found Dada administered CPR to Katrina.

London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance also attended.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, Katrina was pronounced dead at the scene at 13:02hrs.

A post mortem examination took place on Saturday, 14 July and gave cause of death as a single stab wound.

Dada was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene and subsequently charged with manslaughter on Friday, 13 July.

He will be sentenced on the Tuesday, 29 January.

Detective Inspector Domenica Catino of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

"A young woman has lost her life and my thoughts are with her family and friends, who have been devastated by Katrina's death.

"This is another young person who has been killed as a result of a knife and we need our communities to work with the police to end this scourge."