The Home Office has refused to explain how a failed asylum seeker and convicted murderer was allowed into the UK – to kill for a second time.
Sivan Amin, 37, stabbed Gheorge Cozmiuc up to 23 times in a frenzied attack – just two years after being released from prison for shooting his first victim in the head.
Birmingham Crown Court heard the killer launched the “savage and brutal” attack on his former housemate in Wolverhampton after serving just six years for murdering another friend in Sweden.
Amin, who was previously denied asylum in the UK in 2000, was jailed for murder in Sweden in 2008 after gunning down Deren Omar Mohammed with a pistol at close range.
Despite repeated requests from the Birmingham Mail the Home Office has refused to explain how or when he entered the UK.
A spokesman said it did not routinely comment on individual cases, adding they did not have permission to discuss the case from the killer himself.
The spokesman did however say Amin would be deported when his sentence is finished in FORTY YEARS.
Passing a life sentence at Birmingham Crown Court, Judge Melbourne Inman QC said Amin, of Merridale Street West, Wolverhampton, had “at some point and by some means” entered the UK after being released from prison in Sweden.
Judge Inman said he had “remained in control” when he killed Mr Cozmiuc last September.
Amin was found guilty of murder on Wednesday after a trial heard how he ambushed 23-year-old Mr Cozmiuc in Carter Road, while wearing a balaclava. The court heard he spent just two minutes and 15 seconds on the street where he launched the brutal attack.
Judge Inman described Amin as a singularly and extraordinarily dangerous man, and told the double killer: “This was a savage and brutal murder. You were seen to move your victim’s arms out of the way in order to stab him where you aimed.
“You severed both carotid arteries on each side of his neck and there were many penetrating stab wounds to his abdomen, chest and vital organs.”
As Amin stared at the floor in the dock, the judge added: “This is the second person you have murdered.
“The circumstances of how you came to murder Mr Cozmiuc are very similar. The slaying arose from your very violent reaction to your extreme jealousy and feeling of betrayal when Mr Cozmiuc appeared to have transferred his friendship and affection from you.”
In referring to the murder conviction in Sweden he added: “Clearly that conviction and the sentence of imprisonment imposed up on you had no deterrent effect upon you whatsoever. There are no mitigating factors at all. Indeed you have not shown a shred of remorse during the entire trial.”
Ordering Amin to serve a minimum of 40 years before parole can be considered, the judge added: “You are only 37 but you have already murdered two people and murdered them in circumstances that are likely to reoccur throughout your life.
“I am wholly satisfied that the minimum term must be a very long one to properly reflect just punishment for what you have done.”
A Home Office spokeswoman said: “We do not routinely comment on individual cases.
“Foreign nationals who abuse our hospitality by committing crimes in the UK should be in no doubt of our determination to deport them and we seek to remove anyone who is handed a custodial sentence of 12 months or more.
“Last year we returned more than 5,800 foreign national offenders – the highest number ever.”