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* UK court finds suspect guilty of murdering Sri Lankan pizza delivery worker
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 11:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 23, Sheffield: A British court in Sheffield found a suspect guilty of murdering a Sri Lankan pizza delivery worker, who was on his last shift delivering pizza on his last day as a delivery worker before embarking on an IT career.

A jury at Sheffield Crown's Court convicted Shamraze Khan, 26, for the murder of Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, 25 today. The panel, who gave their verdict with a 10-2 majority, had been deliberating for more than two days.

Khan will possibly face life imprisonment for the murder, the judge said.

An accomplice of Khan, 18-year-old Kasim Ahmed, of Main Road, Darnall, had pleaded guilty on 7 July. Both men will be sentenced on Thursday.

Peiris, who was working as a Domino's Pizza delivery driver after graduating in IT from Sheffield Hallam University, was found stabbed in his car in Southey Crescent, Sheffield, on 27 October 2013.

He was on his last delivery for the day and when he didn't deliver the pizza the customers alerted the restaurant and his colleagues went looking for him.

It emerged during the trial that the two men had stabbed him repeatedly to steal his mobile phone.

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