Drill rapper Unknown T ‘stabbed student in heart during gate-crasher brawl’

A university student was stabbed to death by a rapper in a brawl between gate-crashers at a New Years' Eve house party, the Old Bailey heard.

Daniel Lena, 20, also known as 'Unknown-T', and Ramani Boreland, 21, are accused of stabbing Steve Narvaez-Jara in the heart and clubbed him with weapons during a fight in the kitchen.

The 20-year-old engineering student at Hertfordshire University, was dragged to the floor after Mohammed Musse, 21, started the brawl by trying to chat up a guest's girlfriend, the court heard.

Prosecutors said bottles were thrown, weapons were brandished, and at one point Steve ended up on the floor at the flat in Old Street, Hackney, London.

The court heard Steve was attacked by a “number of people.”

Prosecutor Crispin Aylett said: “[Steve] was punched; struck with pieces of wood; hit with a machete; and stabbed twice in the chest and once in the arm.”

Mr Aylett went on: “The stab wounds to Steve's chest entered the chesty cavity and passed into his heart.

“They quickly proved fatal and he was pronounced dead the scene. Steve was just 20 years old.”

Musse is not believed to have been involved in the fatal incident, and prosecutors said he had left or had been “dragged out the kitchen”.

The court heard Lena and Boreland used fake names when they arrived at the entrance on New Year’s.

Boreland was said to have used the name “Wilson Brown”, and the court heard Lena is believed to have used “Daniel Sterling”.

Kinda had drawn up a guest list of 100 names and hired two pals to act as door staff for the part as she was “worried about gate crashers”.

The security – Jordan Gola and his girlfriend Elise – were contracted to stay until 2am, and prosecutors said they arrived at 10.30pm and were given the list.

Mr Aylett said: “[Kinga] told him that some people on the list might be bringing 'plus ones’.

“Kinga told Mr Gola that if someone was not on the list, either he or Elise should call Kinga down so that Kinga could decide whether to let someone in.”

The prosecutor added: “Later, however, Kinga told Mr Gola that if people turned up who were not on the list, he should just write down their names and let her know.

“Steve had originally been on the list and he had talked about the possibility of bringing some friends.

“On 29 December he quarrelled with his girlfriend, Shadell Maddix, Kinga's close friend. Shadell had asked Kinga to take his name off the list.

“Shadell says that Steve knew that he was no longer on the list but he kept asking Shadell if he could come.

“In the event, he would have known he was not on the list and it does not seem Shadell had changed her mind.”

Lena, Boreland and Musse, all of Hackney, east London, deny violent disorder at the party in Bartholomew Court.

Boreland and Lena both deny murdering Narvaez-Jara in the early hours of January 1, 2018.

The trial continues.

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