A British teenager of Ghanaian descent was found guilty of murder yesterday in a UK court after he almost disembowelled a man in a park and left him to die in front of his foster mother.
The accused, Kaleb Amponsah, 18, plunged a kitchen knife 12cm into Ade Afariogun's stomach in Plaistow Park, east London, because he gave him a "wrong look".
Amponsah fled the scene and returned to selling drugs within hours of the fatal stabbing on January 29.
The 27-year-old victim is said to have been having lunch with the woman he considered to be his mother when he was fatally stabbed.
Amponsah, a known heroin dealer in the area, had been seen staring angrily at his victim as he prowled around the park on a bicycle before the attack.
After a brief confrontation, Amponsah stabbed Ade Afariogun and fled the scene on foot, abandoning his bike next to the victim.
The victim was rushed to Royal London Hospital where he was given emergency surgery, but died on February 1 from massive blood loss.
In court, Amponsah - who claimed he acted in self-defence - stood emotionless as a jury of six men and six women convicted him of murder. He is due to be sentenced at a later hearing.