Jury decide man killed his pal in Brixton home after they had been drinking

Peter Lalgie-Williams, 57, was sentenced to life with a minimum of 20 years after an Old Bailey jury convicted him of murdering Chester Goffe, also 57, in February 2023.

He was also sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for a previous assault, to be served concurrently.

In the early hours of February 11 last year, Lalgie-Williams called the London Ambulance Service to say his friend had ‘collapsed after a couple of drinks’ at his home in Hicken Road, Brixton.

On arrival, paramedics found Chester unresponsive, with two stab wounds to his chest. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. Officers were called and Lalgie-Williams was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Killer: Peter Lalgie-Williams (Picture: The Met)

An investigation was launched, led by specialist detectives. A CCTV trawl showed that on the night of the murder, Lalgie-Williams and Chester left the flat at around 10.30pm to buy alcohol from a nearby shop, before returning half an hour later.

A search of the flat revealed a knife in the drawer of Lalgie-Williams’ kitchen, with Chester’s blood still on the blade.

Despite all the evidence against him, Lalgie-Williams continued to deny killing Chester or provide any motive for the attack. Officers believe it was likely to have been the result of a drunken argument.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, leading the investigation, said: “Lalgie-Williams has failed to admit any responsibility for his actions but the evidence we gathered left the jury with no doubt as to his guilt.

“Our thoughts remain with Chester’s family and we are pleased that the man found guilty of their loved one’s death will now serve a significant sentence in prison.”

Pictured top: Murder victim Chester Goffe (Picture: The Met)

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