Anuj murderer got killer tattoo after crime

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 26, 2012 18:45 hrs

During the trial in a Manchester court on Monday it was revealed that Mark Stapleton, who admitted to killing Indian student Anuj Bidve in December last year, had inked 'killer' tattoo on his face two days after the shooting.

According to Machester Evening News, while still at large, two days later Stapleton went to a tattoo shop in Swinton and had a teardrop design put on his right cheek.

Prosecutor Brian Cummings QC said staff remembered the visit because the nature of the tattoo can signify that the wearer has killed someone, the paper reported.

Stapleton had ´smirked or laughed´ before he ran off to his nearby family home, Manchester Crown Court heard, according to the paper quoting court proceedings.

The trial of the Briton began in Manchester Crown Court on Monday.

21-year-old Kiaran Mark Stapleton´s trial is expected to be over in 12 days.

Stapleton recently admitted in a Manchester court that he was responsible for Bidve´s killing, even as the parents of the late boy from Pune said they went all the way to attend the hearing in UK because they wanted to hear the plea of the accused in person.

At the hearing in Manchester Crown Court, Stapleton of Ordsall, Salford admitted shooting the student on Boxing Day in 2011.

While Stapleton admitted to the shooting, he at the same time pleaded not guilty to murder.

Bidve´s parents Subhash and Yogini Bidve were in the court during the brief hearing.

Anuj Bidve, 23, was studying for a micro-electronics postgraduate qualification at Lancaster University and had been visiting friends when he was killed in Salford in the apparently motiveless attack in the early hours of Boxing Day (Dec 26, 2011).

Stapleton was arrested and charged with the murder.

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