And according to the 'Mail', Virasami was on bail for another offence and was wearing a tag when he launched the unprovoked attack on 57 year old Kevin Tripp, mistaking him for a teenager that had insulted his girlfriend:
Witnesses said the assault was sparked by an earlier row involving an 18-year-old in the supermarket's car park in Merton High Street.There's at least one consolation:
The teenager had apparently insulted the assailant's wife moments earlier.
His wife then spotted the youth arguing with a member of staff at the customer services counter and alerted her husband.
But as the angry husband approached, he apparently mistakenly picked on Mr Tripp who was waiting in the queue behind the lout, knocking him to the ground.
Scotland Yard said the death would now be treated as a murder investigation.Let's hope so. And let's hope the punishment truly fits the crime, for once.
But let's hope some unwelcome attention also focuses on the justice system in this country, which ought to be overhauled in the face of this latest failure to keep the scum behind bars where they belong.