A 17-year-old boy admitted yesterday that he killed a pensioner during last summer's riots. The victim Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was punched, knocking him to the ground; Richard later died in hospital. The 17-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Inner London Crown Court yesterday. Mr Bowes suffered from brain damage when his head hit the pavement, and died on the 11th of August. The defentent, who the Metropolitan Police today named as 17-year-old Darrell Adrian Desuze, from Hounslow, had previously admitted burglaries on the day of the crime at William Hill, Tesco Express, Blockbusters and Fatboys Thai restaurant on the 8th of August. Desuze has pleaded guilty to fatally punching Bowes, as well as a charge of violent disorder. Detective Chief Inspector John McFarlane, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said:
Darrell Desuze will be sentenced on Friday 16 March at Inner London Crown Court. Angie Bray, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, said his Richard's death was an "appalling tragedy". Desuze's mother, Lavinia Desuze, 31, will stand trial for perverting the course of justice on Monday 19 March at Inner London Crown Court.