Man pleads guilty to Sheffield manslaughter

A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, in relation to the death of Ryan Jowle (pictured top right) in Sheffield earlier this year.

Franck Mvila Kiongazi (pictured bottom right), of Morland Road, Sheffield, was due to appear for trial at Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday 23 November) charged with the murder of 19-year-old Ryan.

He entered a guilty plea to manslaughter.

This was accepted and he has been remanded in custody to be sentenced on Friday 14 December.

At around 11pm on Tuesday 22 May 2018, emergency services were called to Tannery Close, Sheffield, following reports a man had been stabbed.

Ryan was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. A post mortem examination concluded that he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

Kiongazi was also treated at hospital for serious stab injuries to his arms, back and face.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley, who led the investigation said: “I am pleased that Kiongazi has accepted responsibility for his violent actions that night.

“I am grateful for the efforts of the investigative team who have worked tirelessly to gather evidence and build a case for the courts. I also want to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to Ryan’s family.”

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