Last year South East London and Kent saw a number of high-profile cases involving the conviction and jailing of people who were found guilty of killing other people.
With the passing of 2020, News Shopper has compiled a list of some of the most noteworthy cases involving killers in the area who were jailed last year.
Crayford mother Asta Juskauskiene and her younger lover, Mantas Kvedaras, 25, were both jailed for murder in February for a minimum of 24 years and a minimum of 22 and a half years respectively.
Juskauskiene’s former lover Giedrius Juskauskas, 42, was found dead in a Stratford alleyway on June 17.
The fatal attack took place on in Whalebone Lane, and emergency services were called after a witness found Giedrius lying on the floor bleeding from the neck, but still breathing.
A post-mortem examination established that Giedrius had at least 35 separate stab wounds to his body, chest and neck.
Police said the attacker was later identified as Kvedaras, who had come to the UK five days before the murder to stay with Juskauskiene, after they had begun a relationship on social media while he was in prison for the sexual assault of a teenager.
Kevin Lusala, 23
An Orpington-based robber, Lusala was convicted of stabbing a young man to death after he was lured into a “honey trap” in Anerley through Snapchat.
Ayodeji Azeez, 22, from Dagenham, was targeted in November 2018 after “proudly” posing on social media with his new BMW car.
A 17-year-old girl, who was later spared jail, had ensnared him on Snapchat under the direction of Kevin Lusala, 23, known as Krimbo, and arranged to meet him in Anerley.
She wore shorts and gave her innocent victim a hug before directing him towards a car park, where Lusala and another robber were lying in wait to ambush him.
When he tried to resist the robbery, Lusala stabbed Mr Azeez 16 times with a large knife.
The judge handed Lusala a life sentence with a minimum term of 30 years in jail for murder and 12 years for the plot to rob Mr Azeez, to run concurrently.
Grogan from Eltham, was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in jail for the murder of 18-year-old Jay Sewell, whilst his parents, sibling, a cousin and two friends were also handed sentences.
Grogan was found guilty of murdering his 18-year-old ‘love rival’ in an attack in Eltham with the help of his parents and friends.
During his trial the court was told how Grogan was “consumed with hatred and jealousy” after finding our that Jay was seeing his ex-girlfriend.
Jay and his friends were “brutally” ambushed on 11 December 2018 by a group of people armed with knives, hammers, wood and an axe, and Jay was fatally stabbed.
Greenwich man Biomy was found guilty in February of murdering 16-year-old Alex Smith in Camden in August 2019.
The attack was part of an “ongoing feud,” with Biomy was one of six members of a rival gang driving around the Fitzrovia and Euston Road area in stolen cars looking for rivals to attack.
“It was clear that Biomy, although he never left the stolen (car), was a key member of the group who killed Alex,” the Met said.
Biomy, of Wickham Lane, was sentenced to life imprisonment, serving a minimum of 21 years.
The 23-year-old, of Essex Road, Dartford, sped into a HGV whilst he was trying to overtake another vehicle after police tried to stop him for dangerous driving.
They were travelling at around 130mph when they collided with the lorry, and moments after the crash Money fled into nearby woodland.
His front seat passenger, another 23-year-old man from Dartford, died at the scene.
Money was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court to nine years in jail, plus another 10 months for an unrelated police case.
Yasin Omar Amare
Amare, 29, of Pawleyne Close, Penge, was jailed for 22-years over the murder of Gleb Stanislavovitch Zhebrovsky (known as Gleb Stalnoy) after a re-trial at the Old Bailey on August 10.
The court heard how Amare and Gleb were known to each other through an acquaintance but relations between the pair had seemingly become fraught in the days leading up to the murder.
After arranging to meet and without warning, Amare brutally attacked Gleb with a knife, stabbing him three times in a matter of seconds. Gleb was pronounced dead at the scene.
A drink driver from Chislehurst, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to four years and two months behind bars.
McAnallen had been drinking at a football club in Chislehurst on the afternoon of January 25, before he decided to drive back to an address he was staying at in Eynsford.
At around 7.05pm, McAnallen entered Eynsford High Street, crossing onto the wrong side of the road and mounting a pavement.
He struck Andrew Miller, 62, as he walked his dog, before crashing into two parked vehicles.
Police and ambulance crews attended, but Mr Miller unfortunately died at the scene.