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Leyton model murder accused to stand trial in January 2014

17:53 06 August 2013

A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in Leyton is expected to stand trial next January, a court heard today.

David Gikawa, 38, is alleged to have stabbed model Linah Keza to death in front of her two-year-old daughter in the early hours of July 31.

Ms Keza, 29, who was registered with modelling agency AMC, was found with stab wounds to her chest at her home in King Edward Road and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Today Gikawa, also of King Edward Road, appeared at the Old Bailey by video link and spoke only to confirm his name.

He will return to court on October 22 for a plea and case management hearing.

His trial, listed for between and two and three weeks, was provisionally scheduled for January 6 2014.

The victim was born in Uganda before moving to Rwanda as a teenager.

She came to the UK more than 10 years ago and graduated from the University of Wolverhampton.

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