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"Good samaritan" convicted of murder

Stephen Sleaford, 38, has been convicted of stabbing a polish factory worker to death in Boston. Photo: ITV Calendar

A man, who claimed to be a good samaritan coming to the aid of a woman in Boston, has been convicted of murder.

38 year old Stephen Sleaford claimed he stabbed Janusz Smoderek in the chest after a brawl in the early hours of the morning.

Mr Smodereck died from stab wounds and was found in the garden of a house on Sleaford Road in September 2011.

Stephen Sleaford claimed to be helping a woman, who his victim was molesting, when he stabbed a polish factory worker to death in Boston Credit: ITV Calendar

It was alleged by the prosecution that Stephen Sleaford came to the aid of a drunken woman who was being sexually assaulted by Smodereck, but that Sleaford went on to kill him before then taking the young girl to safety.

During the trial, the jury heard from a scenes of crime officer who showed them extensive video footage which included a 108 metre trail of blood down the street.

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