An Ealing man stabbed his 67-yr-old friend to death while out on probation from a previous killing, a court heard yesterday.
Mohammed Khaleel, 38, murdered Michael Zubrot in Perivale after he was released on licence for killing David Sheehan in 2003.
Jurors at the Old Bailey heard Sheehan was found stabbed to death in his flat in Boston Road, Hanwell. Khaleel was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter.
After he served his sentence, prison authorities released Khaleel on licence. He moved to the probation hostel in April 2010.
In May that year he met 67-year-old Zubrot near Walpole Park, the jury was told. Zubrot was last seen alive at a bus stop on Ealing Broadway, west London, with Khaleel, said prosecutor Duncan Penny.
The pensioner’s decomposing body was found at his home in Buckingham Avenue on 9th September last year after friends raised concerns about his welfare.
Khaleel pleaded not guilty to murder. The trial continues.