Anuj Bidve killer guilty of murder

Jul 27, 2012, 07:55 IST | Agencies

A "psycho" killer who shot dead Anuj Bidve in "cold blood" on Boxing Day was found guilty of murder yesterday.

Kiaran Stapleton (21) gunned down Anuj Bidve at point blank range as the student walked with a group of friends through Salford in the early hours of the morning toward the Boxing Day sales in central Manchester last year.

Stapleton, who dubbed himself “Psycho” at an earlier hearing, now faces a life sentence after a trial at Manchester Crown court.

He will be sentenced today. The factory worker had denied murder but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. But the jury took just 90 minutes to reject his “mad not bad” claim. 

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