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Fabio Montoya, 27, took the knife and stabbed it into Diego Olave’s neck in a ‘dangerous and reprehensible manner’ at La Barra in Walworth, London, on September 27 last year, a court heard.
A chef who ‘saw red’ and stabbed a diner in the neck with a steak knife after accusing him of ‘staring at his girlfriend’ has been jailed for nearly four years.
Montoya, who is from Spain
Montoya, who is from Spain but has lived in Britain for eight years, said he ‘saw red’ after the victim called his girlfriend ‘wh ** e’ when he left the restaurant.
The knife went through the muscle but narrowly missed a major artery, and was then used to cut the victim’s face “in an attempt to disfigure it.”
The chef, who does not work for La Barra, was jailed for three years and nine months at the Inner London Crown Court on Friday after admitting to injuries with the intent to cause serious bodily harm.
Prosecutor Gareth Munday said
At approximately 12 p.m., the victim entered the restaurant with a friend, sat by the bar, and began drinking. At the time of the stabbing she had seven or eight beers and some food.
“The defendant and his partner entered the restaurant and sat in a window booth, the defendant and his partner confronted the victim about the fact that he was looking at them.”
The court heard that Montoya approached Mr. Olave to ask him to stop looking at his girlfriend, but the victim was ‘abusive’ and called them ‘derogatory terms’.
Mark Stevens defending said
You don’t remember exactly what happened. He accepts that he was furious.
Mr. Olave was left with a stab to the neck that had to be struck, and a 5cm cut below the hairline where the knife was ‘raked’ in his face, which required stitches and can leave scars
Judge Silas Reid said he had read several character references from Montoya, a chef who does not work for La Barra, and ruled that the incident was “ completely out of character. ”
In jailing him, Judge Reid added: ‘Mr. Olave used derogatory terms against his partner, then when he left he used a very disgusting term, but that was not an acceptable provocation for what he did.
He told the police that he saw red. You had the knife pointed down with your closed hand and you stabbed it in his neck, as you walked away you stabbed it into his face and ended up causing a series of wounds.
“You could have easily killed him, even if you had not intended to kill him, you would have been successfully prosecuted for murder, and quite possibly the rest of your useful adult life would have disappeared as much as his.”