Man pleads guilty to Luton murder from 2001 after 18 years on the run

A man has today pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to a 2001 murder in Luton after spending 18 years evading capture.

Friday, 25th October 2019, 4:12 pm

Mohammed Tabraz, 39, was extradited to the UK from the US on August 6 and was immediately arrested and charged with the murder of Soheil Mumtaz.

Mr Mumtaz, 24, was brutally attacked with a hammer in Kenilworth Road on April 4, 2001 and died from his injuries in hospital five days later.

Tabraz has been remanded into custody until sentencing on 3 December at St Albans Crown Court.

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