Women ‘battered man and left him to die’ in Barking flat

Two women stabbed and battered a man to death and then boasted about it during a phone chat about TV soap EastEnders, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

Tracey Antoinette Van Dungey, 43, and Kelly Gentry, 40, allegedly murdered 41-year-old Carl Everson after inviting him to a birthday party.

He was beaten, stabbed twice in the neck and stamped on before being left to die on the living room floor of Van Dungey’s home in Barking.

Both women had left footprints in the victim’s blood all over the floor, jurors were told. Van Dungey and Gentry were later found sitting on a patch of grass with their dogs, chatting to each other and speaking to a friend on the phone.

The Old Bailey heard Mr Everson had battled with the help of his family to beat his drink problem but at the time of his death was ‘living the life of an alcoholic.’

Mr Everson first met Gentry on Saturday October 16 after she spotted him lying in a flowerbed behind a bus stop in Barstable Avenue.

During that afternoon he was seen giving money to Gentry, meeting her friend Van Dungey and paying �30 for cans of superstrength lager.

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He then went back to Van Dungey’s home on Sugden Way where she was holding a celebration for her birthday.

Police went to the house in the early hours of October 17 last year following a phone call from her father.

Prosecutor Duncan Penny said: “There they found the body of Carl Everson lying on the lounge floor.

“He had been savagely killed, stabbed twice through the left side of his neck, stamped upon and beaten to the head and the body.

“There was evidence of significant bleeding within the premises.

“The footwear of the defendants had left footprints in his blood and in the case of one of them on his body.”

Van Dungey, of Sugden Way, Barking and Gentry, of Bedford Road, Tottenham, north London, both deny murder. The trial continues.