Romanian murderer tried to stab woman to death in street weeks after
I saw my wife on the floor covered in blood… I managed to punch him in the face between the eyesNicursor Gheorghe Describing how he managed to stop Mihai from killing the woman, Mr Gheorghe said: “I saw my wife on the floor covered in blood. I went after him and managed to punch him in the face between the eyes.”The case was adjourned and Mihai was remanded into custody until sentencing on March 12.Judge Amjad Nawaz told him he faced up to 20 years in prison and would be deported on his release.He said “You are somebody with a predisposition to act in a violent way and a lengthy sentence awaits you.” Friend Gama Bobi told the court: “He told me he was going to kill someone and go to jail for ten years. I thought he was joking because he had drunk too much.”The court heard Mihai then staggered across the road to where his half-brother and Mrs Mihai were waiting for a bus. A Romanian murderer tried to stab a woman to death in the middle of a busy street just weeks after being allowed into the UK following a seven-year prison sentence, a court heard.Gheorghe Mihai, 38, told a friend he wanted to kill again moments before knifing his sister-in-law in the face when he turned into a “man possessed”, a court heard.He repeatedly stabbed Roxana Mihai, 23, after she interrupted a conversation he was having with her husband Nicursor Gheorghe, who was also his half-brother.Mihai chased the woman down a street in Wolverhampton, before catching up to her when she tripped over on the pavement. Mihai then repeatedly stabbed her five times in the face, back and arm.She was only saved when her husband managed to wrestle Mihai off her and punch him in the face. Mihai, of Wolverhampton, then ran to a garage, where he was arrested by police on August 7 last year. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The case was heard at Wolverhampton Crown CourtCredit:Google Street View A jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court took two hours to find Mihai guilty of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.The court heard Mihai was jailed for seven years after murdering a man in his native Romania in 2006.He moved to the UK early last year and, on the day he attacked Mrs Gheorghe, he had been drinking and boasting to friends about how he was going to kill again.