Aaron Tavares-Gaiete jailed for Munashe Charles Kutyauripo murder
A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for life for murdering a teenager during an argument over a tracksuit.
Munashe Charles Kutyauripo, 16, known as Charlie, was stabbed in the chest at Ashton Playing Fields outside Woodford social club, last January.
He had been attending a friend's 16th birthday party.
Aaron Tavares-Gaiete, 17, from Ilford, east London, was found guilty following a retrial at the Old Bailey. He was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years.
After the stabbing, Tavares-Gaiete fled leading to a police manhunt. He was arrested three weeks afterwards.
The two boys had previously been friends and had attended the same school, but fell out towards the end of 2015.
Det Insp Jamie Stevenson said the fact that Tavares-Gaiete went to the party armed with a large kitchen knife showed that he was looking - or expecting - trouble.
"At 17 years old he is now a convicted murderer, who has shown no remorse for taking Charlie's life," he said.
"He immediately went on the run to try and evade the police and still to date has not admitted murdering Charlie or explained why. In fact, he has tried to blame Charlie, claiming he acted in self-defence."