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Louis Vuitton model found guilty of killing rival after online feud

August 17, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Louis Vuitton model found guilty of killing rival after online feud George Koh pictured left, Harry Uzoka, right.

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A high-fashion Louis Vuitton model in the United Kingdom has been found guilty of slaying a more successful rival after the two became involved in a social media-fueled conflict.

The Guardian in the U.K. reported that a jury convicted George Koh for the slaying of Harry Uzoka, whom Koh stabbed in the heart outside Uzoka’s residence in London.

Uzoka, 25, was signed to London’s Premier Model Management agency and did modeling gigs for GQ and Zara.

Koh has appeared in campaigns for Louis Vuitton.

Prosecutors claimed that Uzoka accused Koh of trying to imitate him, and the two men got into a dispute after Koh alleged that he slept with Uzoka’s girlfriend.

The Guardian also reported that Uzoka told Koh in a message, “Leave my name out of your mouth, it’s simple. I’ve never spoken of you in any way, this is wild.”

In January, Koh messaged Uzoka challenging him to a fight. The victim was stabbed and died in the middle of the street.

Investigators said the 24-year-old suspect had denied that he intentionally murdered the man, claiming that he had two knives in his possession for self-defense purposes.

Two other men were found guilty alongside Koh. All are scheduled to be sentenced on September 21st.

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