Two women seduced the victim, who posed with Rolex watches on Instagram, before drugging and killing him
A man who posed on Instagram with two Rolex watches was murdered after two women tried to snatch the watches from him using the rape drug GHB – before he was fatally stabbed in the thigh by one of their two male accomplices.
Saul Murray, 33, was targeted by Surpreet Dhillon, 35, and Temidayo Awe, 21, who seduced him and moved out after they met at his home in Luton on February 27 last year.
Mr Murray was found naked in a pool of blood in the communal entrance of the New Town Street apartments after the two men who worked with the women – Ikram Affia, 31, and Cleon Brown, 29 – entered his home to steal his valuable belongings .
CCTV played in front of the jury at Luton Crown Court and showed the women leaving the flat, followed 19 seconds later by the two men. A large knife was in Affia’s right hand.
All four defendants were convicted of conspiring to rob Saul Murray (pictured in a swimming pool wearing a Rolex) between February 8th and 28th last year. Ikem Affia was also found guilty of possession of a blade
Mr Murray was found naked in a pool of blood in the communal entrance of the New Town Street apartments after the two men who worked with the women – Ikram Affia, 31, and Cleon Brown, 29 – entered his home to steal his valuable belongings (Pictured: One of the targeted Rolexes)
A jury found Affia, of Hackney, London, guilty of murder on Tuesday.
Dillon from London; Brown, of South Hackney, and Awe, of Gillingham, were convicted of manslaughtering Mr Murray. You will be sentenced at a later date.
All four defendants were convicted of conspiracy to rob him between February 8 and 28. Ikem Affia was also found guilty of possession of a blade.
Prosecutor Jane Bickerstaff KC said: “Mr Murray can be seen mere seconds after the men. He’s limping and completely naked. He opens the community door and falls down and dies.’
She said a night shift worker dialed 999 after returning to the flats an hour and a half later and saw Mr Murray in a pool of blood.
Saul Murray (pictured), 33, was targeted by Surpreet Dhillon, 35, and Temidayo Awe, 21, who seduced him and moved out after meeting at his home in Luton
An autopsy revealed that he died from a deep wound to his thigh. It entered his femoral artery and he bled to death.
Ms Bickerstaff opened the case and said the murder took place in the early hours of February 27 last year.
She said: “The prosecution’s case is that Surpreet Dhillon contacted Saul Murray via Instagram on February 9 after posting pictures of himself wearing two Rolex watches. The contact then moved to WhatsApp.”
The four accused traveled from London to Luton late on Saturday, February 26, in an A-class Mercedes rented by Brown.
The prosecutor said: “They wanted to steal items from Mr Murray which they believed were of great value. They were turned over by the mob and were armed. Ikem Affia had a knife.
“They were aware that Saul Murray would be present at his home and could not expect him to give up his watches and other high value items that he had without resistance.
Mr Murray was found naked in a pool of blood in the communal entrance of the New Town Street apartments after two men who worked with the women – Ikram Affia and Cleon Brown – broke into his home to steal his valuable belongings (Image: investigators at the scene after the murder of Mr Murray last February)
A jury found Ikem Affia, 31, of Hackney, London, guilty of murder on Tuesday. Surpreet Dhillon, 35, from London; Cleon Brown, 29, of South Hackney, and Temidayo Awe, 21, of Gillingham, have been convicted of manslaughtering Mr Murray. You will be sentenced at a later date. (Pictured: Honors in front of Mr. Murray’s house)
“They agreed to use force and threats and consented to the use of a tranquilizer – the GHB given to Mr Murray to render him unconscious.”
The jury was told that Mr Murray met the two women outside his home. The two male defendants drove off and used a McDonalds drive-thru.
Samples taken from the victim’s body showed that he had been drinking alcohol, which would have given him only a “mild intoxication”. He had also used cannabis.
The prosecutor said: “Traces of GHB, which has powerful sleep-inducing properties, have been found. It is only prescribed under certain circumstances and is more likely to be acquired in the illicit drug market.
“The amount found on Mr. Murray would support the scenario that it was administered some time before his death.”
She said it was the prosecution’s case that the two women shared brandy with Mr Murray and “gave him GHB to knock him unconscious”.
The prosecutor said: “Ms Dhillon and Ms Awe admit entering the flat with GHB and giving it to him. They admit they have done this before – tricking men and stealing items from them, including watches, while those men were sleeping. The arrested men were also given GHB.”
She said at one point there was clearly some level of sexual activity between the two women and Mr Murray. Swabs from both sides of his face and neck contained DNA from both women.
Judge Michael Simon will sentence all four at a later date. They were taken into custody.
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