Kilburn nurse jailed for Finsbury Park murder faces being struck off medical register

Mental health worker doused lover in petrol and set her alight

A psychiatric nurse jailed for life for murdering his lover in a jealous frenzy faces being booted out of his profession next week.

Aiah Tondoneh, 44, of Shoot Up Hill, Kilburn, pour petrol over 50 year-old Donna Drepaul and set her alight at her home in Finsbury Park in July 2010.

On January 13, a panel at the Nursing and Midwifery Council will decide if his fitness to practise as mental nurse is impaired by his conviction.

At Tondoneh’s Old Bailey trial in May last year, jurors heard he was married but had been seeing Ms Drepaul for four years.


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By the time of her death, she was trying to end the relationship because of his jealousy and had been seeing another man for the previous two years.

On July 1, the fateful night, Tondoneh had called Ms Drepaul 48 times without success and at 3am was caught on CCTV walking to a garage where he bought a petrol container, cigarettes and petrol.

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He then made his way to Ms Drepaul’s flat where he waited for her to come home and set her alight.

She died two days later from organ failure.

Tondoneh was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 21 years.

If the NMC find his fitness is impaired by his conviction he will be struck off.

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