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Norman Barrett stabbed to death by Tobi Henry after having sex with him, court hears
A 48-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed to death at his home after having sex with the man accused of his murder, a court has heard.
Norman Barrett was killed at Lucas Court, near Winchfield Road, Sydenham, in September last year.
Tobi Henry, aged 29, of no fixed abode, is on trial at the Old Bailey charged with murder.
The court heard Mr Barrett was attacked after engaging in sexual activity with the defendant.
He had suffered more than 20 stab wounds to his chest and front.
The jury was shown a blood soaked vest and t-shirt which were found at the scene and were told they had holes consistent with the injuries the victim sustained.
When police officers arrived at the scene they found Mr Barrett lying on the floor in the communal hallway of the building.
There were blood stains on the walls, stairs and doors, the court heard.
Jurors heard that while the victim was being checked for signs of life Henry emerged from the flat covered in blood and sobbing.
They were told that Henry had initially claimed to have slept through the incident, but later made a short statement to say he acted in self-defence.
Prosecutor Richard Whittam read a statement Henry made shortly after being charged.
He said: "I was arrested on September, 5, 2010, for the murder of Norman Barrett.
"I acted in self-defence after sexual activity between us and he wanted me to have sex with him and his friend who he had told to come around later that evening."
The court heard the defendant claimed to have acted out of fear of being injured or killed.
Tobi Henry denies murder.