A man who stabbed another man to death for asking if his crying daughter was “all right” has been found guilty of murder.
Matthew Quesada, 26, was convicted by a jury at the Old Bailey of killing Alan Smith, 63, in a “frenzied and wordless” attack.
He was stabbed five times in front of his partner and daughter as “revenge” for asking if everything was all right with the little girl in a London cafe on March 26 last year.
Quesada replied: “What’s it to do with you? Go away. What’s it f*****g got to do with you?”
Mr Smith did not want a confrontation and so went with his partner, daughter and son-in-law to another café, but Quesada took his daughter home to his partner Maria Brigitte, and came back with a knife that he used to wordlessly attack Mr Smith.
The next day he was found in a car with his mother Victoria Passley-Quesada, 54, having cut his hair. He had his passport with him and details of flights to Brazil.
Brigitte, 26, from Walthamstow, east London, was found guilty of trying to help him evade arrest and sobbed in the dock when she was warned that she faces prison.
They will be sentenced on July 13.