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Woman charged with murder of man in Battersea

News   •   Jan 14, 2020 20:33 GMT

Adrian Murphy

Detectives investigating the death of 43-year-old Adrian Murphy in Battersea and a separate incident in Walthamstow have charged a woman.

Diana Cristea, 18 (05.10.01) of Barnet, London was arrested on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 and later charged with:

-One count of murder (in relation to Adrian Murphy)
-One count of poisoning – administering a substance to endanger life/inflict GBH (against victim of Walthamstow incident)
-Two counts of theft (in relation to both victims)
-Two counts of fraud by false representation (in relation to both victims)

She appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court in custody on Wednesday, 15 January. She was remanded in custody and appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday, 17 January.

Joel Osei, 25 (11.11.94), of no fixed abode, was previously arrested on Thursday, 24 October and the following day was charged with:

-Two counts of poisoning – administering a substance to endanger life/inflict GBH (in relation to both incidents)
-Two counts of theft (in relation to both incidents)
-Six counts of fraud by false representation (in relation to both victims)

He was subsequently charged with murder on 5 December.

Both Crisrea and Osei have been remanded in custody and will next appear at the Old Bailey on Monday, 17 February.