A MAN has been jailed for life for a murder and attempted murder in Peterborough last year.
Andrejus Ruljevas, 22, of no fixed address, had pleaded guilty to the charges.
Rulljevas broke into a property in Gilpin Street during the early hours of October 17 and waited in the dark for his intended victim to return.
When Saulius Grigoravicius arrived home from work Ruljevas stabbed him more than 50 times. During the attack Ruljevas realised he had the wrong man.
He the waited in the dark before his intended victim came home. As 22-year-old Vladislavas Kuznecovas walked into the house Ruljevas attacked him from behind, repeatedly stabbing him. After a long struggle Ruljevas eventually fled the scene.
Following the double stabbing Ruljevas went to Ely. He was arrested in Pizza Express in the city on October 19 after he was unable to pay for a meal. The restaurant manager explained he was calling the police at which point Ruljevas confessed he had murdered a man and stabbed another in Peterborough. Armed officers attended and arrested him.
He was jailed for life on both counts, with a minimum term of 20 years for the murder and a minimum of 10 years for attempted murder to run concurrent.
Detective Chief Inspector Tim Redfearn said:
– Detective Chief Inspector Tim Redfearn, Cambs Police
"These were savage attacks that resulted in the death of one young man and left another lucky to be alive.