Male Model Guilty of Murdering Rival

It started with an online feud, London police say
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 14, 2018 1:30 AM CDT
Male Model Guilty of Murdering Rival
This undated handout photo provided by the Metropolitan Police shows George Koh.   (Metropolitan Police via AP)

A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. A jury found George Koh guilty on Monday of stabbing Harry Uzoka through the heart outside Uzoka's London home, the AP reports. The 25-year-old victim was signed to London's Premier Model Management agency and had modeled for GQ and Zara. Prosecutors say Uzoka accused Koh of trying to copy him, and the two men feuded after Koh claimed to have slept with Uzoka's girlfriend. In January, Koh sent Uzoka a message challenging him to a fight. Uzoka was stabbed, and he collapsed and died in the street. Koh, 24, had denied murder, saying he was carrying two knives for self-defense. Two other men were convicted alongside Koh. All will be sentenced Sept. 21. (Read more murder stories.)

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