Knifeman jailed for attacking woman
A naked knifeman who choked and stabbed a woman he'd never met before has been jailed, after we quickly caught him.
Sorin Mischia knew a relative of the woman and had gone to their shared home in Erdington after drinking and taking drugs.
In the early hours of 18 October 2020, he knocked on the door of her room armed with a kitchen knife and attacked her.
After being alerted to the attack, we rushed to the address and arrested 31-year-old Mischia nearby.
He claimed to have acted in self-defence but a jury didn’t believe him and he was convicted of wounding. Mischia, of Church Lane, Erdington, was sentenced to 12 years in prison at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday (20 July).
Detective Inspector Gemma Currie, from force CID, said: "This attack caused lasting physical and mental injuries, and I’d like to pay tribute to the courage of the victim whose testimony in court was vital in securing the offender’s conviction.”
“Mischia will quite rightly spend substantial time behind bars."
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