Sofia City Court Orders Permanent Arrest for British Murder Suspect
The Sofia City Court ordered permanent arrest for Mason Steven Christopher, accused of murdering Emil Botev on Tuesday, reports the bTV national channel.
The court ruled that Christopher must remain in custody awaiting trial. If found guilty, he could get between 10 and 20 years in prison. The next hearing is appointed for June 19.
Christopher, 25, a British citizen with long term residence permit in Bulgaria, is accused of stabbing Botev, 18, in the lung, heart and the stomach in the Groublyane district in Sofia on Tuesday evening. Botev died of his wounds in hospital.
According to witnesses, a brawl between two groups of teenagers escalated into a fight. Christopher hit Botev in the face and then stabbed him repeatedly.
Police found in Christopher's residence a large number of knives.
According to some Bulgarian-language media, Christopher was residing in the Druzhba district in Sofia, earning his living as a tattoo artist. He is reportedly a football hooligan, living under the false name Steven Sherwood.
- » New Armed Robbery Taped in Sofia, Released on Facebook
- » Bulgarian Customs Seize Estimated BGN 15 M Worth of Smuggled Anabolic Steroids
- » Police Dismantle Criminal Group Stealing Luxury Cars in Bulgaria
- » Plovdiv Appellate Court Upholds Detention of Imam Accused of Preaching Radical Islam
- » Bulgarian Police Busts Group of VAT Fraudsters
- » Bulgarian Customs Seize 2.7 kg Cocaine from Venezuelan Citizen
Regardless of his nationality, this guy doesn't look like a prize specimen of humanity and his behaviour marks him as someone we certainly don't need on our streets. Let's hope that the BG courts manage to do their job properly for a change and that he gets to share a cell for a few decades with that other knife-wielding nut-case, Jock Palfreeman.....
England, please take all your trash* (people) back! You, defending a murderer, having prior history of hooliganism, who went out of his house with 3 12 inches long blades, just because he was born in the same shit-hole as you were, makes you nothing more than a fucking retard (i.e. - average Brit).