The man found guilty of manslaughter after the death of Katrina Makunova in a block of Camberwell flats last year has been jailed.
Oluwaseyi Dada, aged 21, from Brisbane Street, SE5, was handed two years and three months in prison today (Thursday, January 31) at the Old Bailey.
Police called to the flats in Brisbane Street on July 12,2018, found Dada giving an injured Katrina CPR.
She died at the scene, and a post-mortem recorded the cause of death as a single stab wound.
Dada was charged with manslaughter the next day.
At his trial, the court heard how seventeen-year-old Katrina and Dada were in a relationship that had deteriorated and a series of ‘veiled threats and insults’ had been exchanged between them on social media.
It was said that on the day she died, Katrina, from Lewisham, encountered Dada in the lobby of his block of flats and in a physical struggle Katrina fell on her handbag, and was fatally wounded by a knife inside.
Detective Inspector Domenica Catino from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “A young woman has lost her life and our thoughts remain with her family and friends, who have been devastated by Katrina’s death.
“This case is a tragedy for everyone involved.
“This was a case of manslaughter in which the victim had taken a knife to the scene.
“After an altercation with Dada this knife – which had never been taken out of the bag – pierced the bag, stabbing her in her chest resulting in her death.
“This is unfortunately another sad example of the consequences of carrying knives.
“We must all work hard to prevent any further loss of lives.”