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News: UK

Thu 10 Jun, 2010
By Danielle Carter


He suffered extensive head injuries on the afternoon of July 17 last year after Orlowski struck him 10 times with a heavy vase.

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A 21-year-old man must serve a minimum of 23 years in jail after murdering a gay pensioner in his home.

Marcin Orlowski, a homeless man from Poland, was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey yesterday, following a retrial.

Edward Highwood, known to friends as Teddy, suffered extensive head injuries on the afternoon of July 17 last year after Orlowski struck him 10 times with a heavy vase.

After the killing, Orlowski ransacked his victim's home in Hollymount Close, Greenwich, stealing electrical items which he then tried to sell on before fleeing to Brighton.



The following day, July 18, Mr Highwood's body was discovered by his house-mate who had been away for the night. The vase that was used to kill him was on the sofa nearby.

The killer, who denied murder, was given a life sentence by Judge Richard Hawkins.

 

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