A COUPLE who befriended a vulnerable man before murdering him in his home have both been jailed for life.
Mikhail Eno was found battered to death in his flat in Gisburn Road, Hessle, on the morning of Tuesday, November 9, 2010. It had been ransacked and various items of his property had been stolen.
Anthony Graham, 41, of no fixed address, and Deborah Clark, 33, of Netherton Road, Hull, were found guilty of murder after a four-week trial at Hull Crown Court. They were each sentenced to life in jail yesterday and must serve at least 20 years.
Following the hearing, Det Chief Insp Steve Hibbitt said: “Mr Eno was murdered as a result of a sustained assault by two people who abused his kind nature and generosity; he offered them a place to live and in return they stole his property and killed him.
“To compound this and cause further upset to Mr Eno’s family they went on to make totally unfounded claims about him which are not supported by one shred of evidence. Due to their lifestyles many of the people who helped the police with this investigation do not normally assist the police.It is a credit to them that they did the right thing.”