Wolverhampton bedsit murderer handed life sentence
A man who stabbed a former music teacher to death before going on the run has been handed a life sentence.
Dylan Jackson, 20, of Crosby Close, Wolverhampton, killed 46-year-old Herman 'Louis' Simpson following a pre-arranged drug deal.
The attack took place at Mr Simpson's home in Wolverhampton on 13 April.
Jackson was arrested in Bath on 29 April and will now serve a minimum of 16 years in prison.
He had been found guilty of murder by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court last month.
Police said they believed Jackson arrived at Mr Simpson's home for a pre-arranged heroin deal before robbing and stabbing his victim.
In a statement released after Jackson was found guilty, Sylvia Simpson, mother of Mr Simpson, paid tribute to her son, who had a history of drug dependency.
"We have nothing but positive memories of him as a loving brother, father and caring son," he said.