Mehretab Zemicael convicted of murdering Gary Briscoe
- 19 February 2014
- From the section London
A man has been convicted of the murder of a 42-year-old who was found stabbed to death at a hostel in London.
Mehretab Zemicael, 39, attacked Gary Brisco at a hostel in Code Street, Whitechapel, on 21 June last year.
Mr Brisco suffered multiple knife wounds, including serious stab injuries to his neck.
A manhunt was launched the next day for the Eritrean national who was traced by police and arrested on 9 July having slept rough since fleeing the hostel.
After a trial at the Old Bailey, Zemicael was found guilty of murder and will be sentenced on 6 March.