A young man wearing a “creepy” skull mask popularized by the Call of Duty video game has been found guilty of stabbing an 18-year-old to death.
Timothy Adoye was 18 when he dropped a large kitchen knife in a block of flats in Donavan Allen. EnfieldAnswer LondonLast year on February 7th.
Mr Allen died as a result of a stab wound to the chest old Bailey Was told.
Adeoye, now 20, who used to be known as T-Trapz, denied being the person behind the distinctive skull mask.
On Friday a jury at the Old Bailey found him guilty of murder and possession of a knife and threatening another person with a blade.
Prosecutor Alan Gardner Casey described how the defendant had traveled barking Carrying a knife on the day of the murders in Enfield, east London.
Shortly after 2.30 p.m., the defendant appeared in CCTV footage from Barking station wearing a “very distinctive face mask” with a skull design.
Mr Gardner said: “The face mask is an important feature in this case, it is something the defendant was wearing during the afternoon and at the time of the murder.”
A police officer sifted through hundreds of hours of video from the area and Adeoye was the only person wearing such a mask.
The court heard that he had spent some time walking around the Enfield area looking for a friend of the victim.
Some of the teenagers were reported to have been approached by the defendant wearing a “scary mask or balaclava” and asked for information.
Jurors were told that after learning where he could find the man, Adoye went to a flat which was being used as a “drug house” and threatened to “grope” the occupants.
The court was told that when Allen and his friend arrived, the defendant grabbed a second large knife from the kitchen and went to confront them.
Mr Gardner said he threatened them at knifepoint but was stopped by a neighbour.
The defendant followed and confronted him again and during an exchange, Adoyye stabbed Mr. Allen in the chest.
Mr Gardner said: “This was an unprovoked and aimless attack. There is some evidence that the defendant had an issue with (the victim’s friend), possibly related to drugs, but there is no evidence that his Donavan Allen There was an issue with
The court was told that Mr Allen fell down a nearby staircase and died soon after.
His friend had given his mobile phone to a neighbor to ring 999.
He is heard in the background naming the assailant: “It’s T-Trapz. I screwed over, T-Trapz’s looking for me.”
As Adeoye fled the scene, he threw the knife into a drain outside the block of flats.
it was found the next day and tests linked it dna to the victim and the defendant.
Jurors were told he sent a text message to the victim’s friend saying: “Better not (rat emoji).”
Adeoye left London and traveled to Bristol and Wilshire, where he was arrested three days later.
Mr Gardner said the background to the case concerned the supply of cannabis in which the defendant, Mr Allen and his friend were alleged to have been involved.
But he told jurors: “Whatever the underlying issues or complaints may or may not be at odds with this case, fundamentally this case is about a young man who lost his life because of the actions of this defendant.” I’m in.”
Following the verdict, the defendant was remanded in custody to be sentenced at a later date.
Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley of Scotland Yard said: “Adioye is a dangerous man and while I am delighted with this guilty verdict, there is no court ruling that can return Donovan to his family. My thoughts are very much with them today.” “