British Louis Vuitton model George Koh was found guilty of murdering fellow male model Harry Uzoka.
The fatal incident took place in January after Koh, 24, and Uzoka, 25, got into a heated social media dispute, the Associated Press reported.
Prosecutors claim Koh was envious of Uzoka, who was growing in the fashion industry after being signed to Premier Model Management and modeling for GQ and Zara.
Uzoka had also recently landed a film role and was even close friends with high profile model Jourdan Dunn.
Dunn, 28, paid tribute to Uzoka following his murder. “Rest in Paradise Young King,” Dunn tweeted.
Before Uzoka’s death, he called Koh “fake,” and asked him to stop “copying him.”
“Leave my name out of your mouth, it’s that simple, I’ve never spoken bad of you in any way, so this is wild,” Uzoka wrote in a message to Koh shown in court.
The two then decided to hash out their differences in person after Koh claimed he slept with Uzoka’s girlfriend model Ruby Campbell, who Uzoka met on set of a photoshoot in Los Angeles last summer.
[more at people.com]