A Nigerian man, Oluwaseyi Dada, 21, has been sentenced to 27 months in jail over charges of manslaughter.
The London court presided over by Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith, found that Dada’s late girlfriend, Katrina Makunova, 17, had died after she fell over a knife, she had in her handbag, reports Irish Examiner.
The judge told Dada, “She died from a single knife wound.
“The kitchen knife that caused her death was hers and had, it seems, been brought to the scene by her in a handbag you had given her.
“It appears that somehow in the struggle between you and her, the blade of the knife was pushed through the bag from the inside and tragically pierced her chest and heart.
“There is no evidence that you ever touched it before she received her fatal injury.”
The court ruled that Dada would serve half of his sentence before being released on licence.
Makunova died during a row with Dada, falling on to a 19.5cm knife she had inside her handbag, which pierced her chest and heart, with the blade penetrating about 17.5cm.
The incident happened in Camberwell, south London, on July 12, 2018, at the block of flats where Dada lived.