Albanian hitman given asylum in the UK is convicted of his fifth killing

Mane Driza was convicted of his fifth killing today. He murdered his ex-flatmate in London in a row over his wedding ring after being allowed to stay in the UK by claiming he was fleeing Kosovo

Mane Driza was convicted of his fifth killing today. He murdered his ex-flatmate in London in a row over his ring after being allowed to stay in the UK by claiming he was fleeing Kosovo

An Albanian serial killer nicknamed 'Tony Montana' is facing life behind bars for hacking his flatmate to death with a cheese knife in a row about a missing ring.

Hitman Mane Driza, 41, fled his homeland in 1997 after shooting dead father and son Elmaz and Lavdosh Kannani in their village of Bishan to settle a deadly blood feud.

He arrived in the UK the same year claiming to be a 17-year-old orphan and was given leave to remain until December 2001 as an unaccompanied minor fleeing Kosovo.

After his marriage to a Brazilian cleaner ended, Driza moved in with fellow Albanian Stefan Mone - the man he would eventually kill.

The murder was motivated by Driza's claims Mr Mone, 23, had stolen his ring from his marriage to Roselane Driza. He even told colleagues of his plans.

In June 1999, he used a pick axe handle, lock knife and cheese knife to inflict more than 120 wounds on Mr Mone in a 'brutal and merciless' attack.

Mr Mone's six-month pregnant girlfriend Zoe Blay found his body the following day but could only identify him by his distinctive belt buckle.

Stefan Mone was looking forward to the birth of his baby when he was brutally murdered

Stefan Mone was looking forward to the birth of his baby when he was brutally murdered

The last time she had seen him was at a pre-natal appointment in hospital, where they had discussed the birth of their baby.

'The scene inside that house in Wembley was horrific,' said prosecutor Tim Cray QC. 'Stefan had been stabbed and beaten to death.'

The tip of a lock-knife was found embedded in the back of his skull.

Within hours of the murder, Driza was on a flight to Milan from Stansted Airport.

The row was over Driza's wedding ring from his marriage to Brazilian cleaner Roselane

The row was over Driza's ring from his marriage to Brazilian cleaner Roselane

Just under six months later he was

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