Accused Appear in London Court for Murder of Model Harry Uzoka

COURTROOM DRAMA: A dispute over a girl, rather than fashion rivalry, triggered the murder of Harry Uzoka last week at the hands of fellow model George Koh and another man, Jonathan Okigbo. Both have been charged with the murder of 25-year-old Uzoka, who died Thursday near his home in the west London neighborhood of Shepherd’s Bush.
Both defendants, who are in prison, appeared via video camera for their first hearing at the Old Bailey, or central criminal court of England, on Thursday morning. A trial date has been set for July 9, and both defendants will have to enter a plea by April 4, the next time they’re set to appear in court. Koh has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, the knives he is accused of using in the attack.
The murder of Uzoka, who had modeled for brands including Alexander McQueen, Everlane and Margaret Howell, made headlines and caused a stir on social media, with the likes of Adwoa Aboah and Jourdan Dunn posting their condolences via Twitter. Uzoka, who was represented by Premier Model Management, died from stab wounds to the heart.
His death was initially thought to have been the result of a burglary gone wrong.

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Accused Appear in London Court for Murder of Model Harry Uzoka

Accused Appear in London Court for Murder of Model Harry Uzoka

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