Sadistic park killer bludgeoned pensioners to death in random attacks in Alexandra Park and Queen's Wood.
Killer wore scull and crossbones gloves and beat elderly men to death in month of violence.
A sadistic double murderer who wore skull and crossbones gloves in a month of random violence faces a life sentence today.
Ali Koc, 30, beat his victims with lumps of wood, before head butting, punching and kicking them in a series of motiveless attacks in parks across north London.
Koc stalked the parks and woodland near his home in Hornsey to batter two pensioners to death and attack five other strangers.
Victor Parsons, 67, died seven weeks after he was battered with a branch shaped like a “caveman's club” in Alexandra Park.
Keith Needell, 84, died six months after being beaten in Queen's Wood.
Koc, who came to Britain from Turkey and lived off benefits, was convicted today of both murders as well as five assaults on other men who were either jogging or dog walking.
None of the victims – aged from 29 to 85 - were robbed, or threatened and there was no sexual motive for the attack.
He will be sentenced later by Mr Justice Calvert-Smith.
Brian Altman, QC, prosecuting, had described the random attacks as “violence for violence sake.”
He told Woolwich Crown Court: “Over the course of four weeks in January last year, men were violently and indiscriminately attacked.
“All of these attacks took place within 2.5km of this defendant's address, in parks and woods that we say were very familiar to him.
“This allowed him to flee the scene of the crime undetected and find his way home. This was violence for violence sake.”
The court had heard that Koc was identified on CCTV near the attacks wearing a distinctive top, skull and crossbones gloves and white trainers.
His shoes were found to bear traces of his victims’ blood and DNA and he was also identified in ID parades by his surviving victims.
Mr Parsons lived on his own and regularly walked to Alexandra Park. He was known locally as a bit of an eccentric and a recluse.
Mr Altman showed the jury a four foot branch recovered from the crime scene covered with Mr Parsons' blood.
A police forensic scientist described the weapon as “thin at one end and thicker at the other, similar to a cave man's club.”
Mr Parsons was carrying £750 in cash in his pocket, but not a penny was taken by his attacker.
Mr Needell was attacked on his way home from researching his family tree at the Islington Family Records Centre.
He was discovered by dog walkers in the woods lying on his side, with blood streaming from his head.
Mr Needell had suffered severe facial fractures and a fractured skull.
The other victims were James Holding, Rashmid Meizongo, Norman Carey, and Kriangsakdi Chinhirun.