Pavlo Lapshyn looked 'frightened, stressed and pathetic' at today's hearing in London, according to the daughter of his victim.
Mohammed Saleem, 82, was stabbed in the back as he walked back from evening prayers in Birmingham on 29 April.
His daughter Shazia Khan told ITV News she feels pity for his killer.
Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn has pleaded guilty to the murder of Birmingham pensioner, Mohammed Saleem, and plotting explosions near mosques.
Police have released images showing Ukrainian student Pavlo Lapshyn preparing for and carrying out attacks in the Midlands.
A timeline leading up to the conviction of Pavlo Lapshyn, who murdered pensioner Mohammed Saleem and set bombs off outside mosques.