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Man convicted of Oxford murder


A 28-year-old man has been convicted of the murder of Domingos Romalho in Oxford.

Egidio Da Silva Alves,pleaded guilty to one count of murder at Oxford Crown Court.The pair were known to each other

Alves purchased a kitchen knife and followed the victim in to Windmill Road in Headington in February. He then made a phone call asking a friend to look after his child as he grew up. When asked why, he stated: “I am going to kill him”.

Members of the public subsequently witnessed an altercation between the pair and Alves attacked Domingos in a garden. Witnesses then intervened and disarmed Alves and provided first aid to Domingos, who had sustained severe injuries.

Domingos was taken to hospital where he died the following day.Alves was arrested at the scene.

Alves will be sentenced in June.

Alves brutally murdered Romalho in public, during the day time on a busy Oxford street in front of terrified members of the public including children.

This was a horrific incident and, while we would never advise that members of the public risk their own safety to intervene in such situations, they acted courageously to stop the attack, disarm Alves and provide first aid to Domingos before the emergency services arrived.

– Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Dave Hubbard
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