Teen In Court Over New Year Death
4 January 2012, 10:45
An 18 year old's appeared in court charged with killing a man stabbed at a New Year's Eve houseparty in Luton.
Michael Geffken, 42, died from a heart attack after being stabbed in the chest at his girlfriend's house in Hemsley Close on Luton's Hockwell Ring estate at around 3 am on Sunday 1 January 2012.
Ryan Curtis, 18, of Gilderdale, Luton, was charged with murder on the evening of Tuesday 3 January. He appeared before magistrates in Luton on Wednesday 4 January where he was remanded in custody. He is due to appear at Luton Crown Court on Tuesday 17 January.
Two other teenagers - a boy and a girl - have been released on police bail in connection with the case.
Mr Geffken was originally from Germany, but had lived in the UK for many years.