Choc bar killers
PUBLISHED: 14:20 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 09:49 12 August 2010
TWO teenagers are facing years behind bars after admitting killing a university graduate who challenged them for tossing litter into his sister s car. Evren Anil, 23, confronted the pair after a half-eaten Lion chocolate bar was thrown through the open w
TWO teenagers are facing years behind bars after admitting killing a university graduate who challenged them for tossing litter into his sister's car.
Evren Anil, 23, confronted the pair after a half-eaten Lion chocolate bar was thrown through the open window when it was stopped at traffic lights.
When Mr Anil got out of the black Peugeot one of the boys pulled a knife to his throat and during a scuffle he was knocked to the ground, suffering a heavy blow to the head.
He collapsed in front of his horrified sister Elif, 26, who had been driving the car as the pair headed towards a friend's house in Crystal Palace.
After several minutes in the road he managed to pick himself up and sit in the car, but fell unconscious a short time later and was rushed to hospital.
The sickening attack took place in broad daylight at the junction of Central Hill, Norwood around midday on August 5.
The victim, who graduated with a first class honours degree in IT studies from Kingston University and was only a week in to a new job, suffered a massive head injury when his skull smashed in to the pavement.
He died in King's College Hospital eight days later on August 13 with his family at his bedside, after falling in to a coma.
The teenagers, who are aged 16 and 17 and cannot be named, admitting killing Mr Anil as their trial was due to start at the Old Bailey.
The 16-year-old admitted manslaughter and possession of an article with a blade or point last Tuesday.
The 17-year-old, who was due to stand trial alone, admitted the same charges.
Prosecutor Joanna Korner QC said that the 17 year-old, from Tottenham, admitted punching the victim during a scuffle after the chocolate bar wrapper was thrown.
She said: "There was some physical contact between the two of them involving the deceased grabbing the t-shirt of the defendant. This resulted in the defendant punching the deceased.
"The defendant took out a knife to frighten the deceased but he says he did not intend to use it.
"Shortly after he passed it to the 16 year-old."
The 16 year-old defendant, from Croydon, denies threatening the victim with a knife but admits being involved in the fight.
Mr Anil, from Hancock Road, Upper Norwood, was a talented footballer and was involved with local club Croydon City, where he had been voted player of the year two years in a row.
He also dedicated some of his time to helping young people in extra maths and English classes.
Judge Ann Goddard is due to sentence the youths on April 4.