MoStack machete murder – Teenager, 17, who stabbed S Club 7 star’s cousin to death after grime gig jailed for 20 years – The Sun

A BABY-FACED teen killer who knifed the cousin of an S Club 7 star to death after a violent brawl at a MoStack grime gig has today been caged for 20 years.

Andre Bent, 21, the cousin of singer Bradley McIntosh, died during a "chaotic, fast moving and dangerous" fight outside Gallery nightclub in Maidstone, Kent, on August 25.


The violence erupted as revellers poured out of the club and into the street after a performance by grime artist MoStack.

Thugs punched, kicked and hit each other with belts before Andre was stabbed to death with a machete-style knife by Vasilios Ofogeli, who was aged just 16 at the time.

Tragically, his death came just hours before his girlfriend Maria was due to tell him she was pregnant and weeks before he was due to head to university to study business.

Ofogeli, now 17, has now been caged for life with a minimum of 20 years after being convicted of murder, two counts of attempted murders and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The killer was today slammed by a judge after police found lyrics in his prison cell during his trial bragging about murdering the dad-to-be.

He boasted: "Should have seen the jury’s face when they played that vid, where I cheffed about four in a day.

"Look at man like man insane then prosecution witness came on lying victims’ family crying."

Sentencing, Mrs Justice Cutts blasted: "These were drill rap lyrics about your trial to the effect that you had killed one person and it should have been more.

"Inevitably that came to the attention of Ms Bent’s fiancee just as she was going into labour.

"It was a wicked and unkind thing to do. I do not increase your sentence as a result of this action but it speaks volumes about your lack of remorse."

DEADLY BRAWL

During his trial, jurors heard how Ofogeli and nine members of MoStack's entourage had been boozing with the rapper in the VIP lounge.

Andre meanwhile had been out celebrating a pal's birthday on the night of the attack and had watched the gig.

Violence broke out after Mostack's pals – which included Ofogeli – left the venue's VIP lounge just before 3am.

At that point Ofogeli stabbed Andre, as well as his friends Lucas Baker, Patrick Silva-Conceicao and Joshua Robinson with a large machete-style knife.

Andre, from Lambeth, South London, collapsed from a 21cm-deep chest wound to his chest and bled to death around 40 minutes later.

STAR'S AGONY

Ofogeli, himself a budding rapper known as Scarz8th fled back to his home in North London after the killing before catching a flight later that day to Greece.

He was arrested by police on the tarmac at Stansted Airport when he returned six days later.

The weapon was found in its sheath in a back garden near his home.

Bent's cousin Bradley revealed during a gig last year that his relative had been knifed to death and asked fans to pay a minute's silence.

His dad Michael Bent previously paid tribute to his son, saying: "My son was loved very much, he was an amazing child. He had the best intentions for everybody and we have always taught him to love family, to love people, and this narcissist took his life.

"Andre grew up as family-orientated. He would have been very protective, and the child is going to be well-loved.

"Andre will be proud. We will look after Andre's child."

Last month, the nine other men involved in the fight were jailed for between 20 months and two years after they admitted violent disorder.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Patrick Milford of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: "Andre Bent was a popular and much-loved young man with his whole life ahead of him, but his future was cut short by Vasilios Ofogeli in the worst way imaginable.

"The callous and random nature of the knife attacks committed by Ofogeli on Andre and three other men are deeply troubling and paint a picture of a young man who thinks nothing of attacking others with a deadly weapon. He is fully deserving of the lengthy prison sentence he will now have to serve."








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