Triston Burke

Triston Burke
Kill Total1
Kill PlaceCroydon
Kill DateSept 2008
VictimOliver Kingonzila
CourtThe Old Bailey
JudgeMartin Stephens
ProsceutionJeremy Donne QC
Case No:

Saturday 13th September 2008, Triston Burke and Oliver 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 friend Oliver Kingonzila outside the E-bar in Croydon.

Kingonzila was a promising football player, and 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.
Club 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.