A drug dealer from Birmingham who went on the run almost a decade's been jailed for more than 4 and a half years.
Man Charged Over Birmingham Murder
A man has been remanded into custody following his appearance at Birmingham Crown Court on the 7th of May charged with the murder of a 41-year-old father in Edgbaston.
Fausto Graciano aged 27 was charged earlier in the day after being brought back into police custody from a secure mental health facility. He has been remanded into custody to next appear on July 23.
A murder investigation was launched following the death of Amarjit Singh Rai on Thursday 2 May, who was found with serious wounds on Gillott Road.
A post-mortem revealed he died as a result of multiple injuries.
The 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene and was transferred to a secure mental health facility after being deemed mentally unfit for questioning.
Amarjit's family have today paid tribute to him and released the following statement: ''Amarjit Singh Rai was a loving son, brother, husband and a devout father; he was a pillar of strength and respect within the community.
"His loss is greater than words can express and the tragic way he has been taken away will leave a lifetime of wounds.
"He was a much respected businessman, who was also very giving to all he met.
"We would also like to thank the public for their support in helping the police enquiries."
Kenichi Philips was shot dead as he sat in a parked car in Ladywood in March.
Jamaican born Douane Brown will spend at least 21 years in jail for the killing.
A man's in hospital after being stabbed in Birmingham.
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