Earlier this week, 37-year-old Lee Arnold was given a life sentence at Manchester Crown Court, for the murder of thirty-year-old Salford University student, William Lound.
William Lound was found in his halls of residence on 7 February 2016, after being stabbed to death by Arnold, who handed himself in to the police.
The offence was treated by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) as a homophobic/transphobic hate crime, after the suspect made several implications that he committed the attack due to the lifestyle choices of his victim.
It has been confirmed, that Arnold must serve a minimum of 23 years and 4 months in prison for the offence.
William had let Arnold into his flat at Bramall Court student village, as Arnold was homeless and said that he needed a shower to use. He then instead, embarked on a brutal attack.
It has since come to light that Arnold suffered from mental health problems, including paranoid schizophrenia.
Questions are now being asked by William’s family, amongst others, who want to know whether the murder could have been avoided, had Arnold been properly monitored.