Who is Joel Osei And Diana Cristea? Joel Osei And Diana Cristea Bio/Wiki
Joel Osei, 25, and his girlfriend Diana Cristea, 18, were killed in June of last year by 43-year-old Adrian Murphy, whose body was discovered in the victim’s 17th-floor apartment in Battersea, southwest London.
The pair had used accounts on the gay dating app Grindr as part of their plan to befriend Mr. Murphy and other men in order to drug them with scopolamine – branded as ‘Devil’s breath’ – and then rob them.
The pair were both accused at Croydon Crown Court of administering a toxin or noxious substance in order to endanger life.
Osei had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter, administering poison, two counts of robbery, and eight counts of fraud, with the intent to kill, aggrieve or disturb.
Joel Osei is 25 years old and Diana Cristea is 18 years old.
The Couple Found Guilty
They were arrested after Adrian Murphy’s body was discovered on 4 June in a 17th floor flat in Battersea, south-west London.
In December, they will be convicted. Croydon Crown Court heard that some days ago, paramedics had been treating another man who could not be identified for legal purposes, who had also been drugged and robbed by Osei.
In a failed attempt to buy $80,000 (£62,000) worth of diamonds from a jeweler in New York, the pair then used the man’s details.
Both Osei and Cristea were also charged with one count, two counts of robbery, and eight counts of fraud, for administering a poison or noxious substance in order to endanger life. On both defendants, the jury returned a majority-guilty verdict on all counts.
What is ‘Devil’s Breath’ Drug?
The ‘Devil’s breath’ drug, which comes from Colombian Borrachero trees, was said by prosecutors to be ‘popular with robbers and rapists’ as it is used to incapacitate victims.