Murderer 'demanded compensation' for not being recognised
Published 13/07/2011 | 05:00
The man who murdered headmaster Philip Lawrence in Maida Vale, London, in 1995 demanded "compensation" from a man he was robbing for "disrespecting" him by not recognising him, a court heard yesterday.
Learco Chindamo (30) allegedly insisted that David Sexton hand over money to him after Mr Sexton said he did not know he was a famous killer.
He and two friends, co-defendants Gregory Jananto (32) and Saeed Akhtar (32), approached Mr Sexton as he was withdrawing money from a cashpoint and Chindamo allegedly asked: "Do you know who I am? Do you know what I've done?"
Oliver Glasgow, prosecuting, said that when Mr Sexton said he did not, "he asked for compensation for disrespecting him".
When asked why he handed over £20 (€22.75) to the men, Mr Sexton, then 19, said: "It was threatening, it seemed safer to hand it over than not to."
Chindamo, Jananto and Akhtar all deny robbery on November 13 2010.
The case continues.