Life sentence for man who killed gay pensioner

Published: June 10, 2010

Life sentence for man who killed gay pensioner

A Polish man found guilty of murdering a 79-year-old gay man has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years.

Marcin Orlowski, 21 and of no fixed address, was found guilty yesterday of the murder of Edward ‘Teddy’ Highwood, at the pensioner’s Greenwich home.

Today, a judge at the Old Bailey told him he would serve a life sentence for the murder, which took place on July 17th last year.

The pair met in a drop-in centre for homeless people and Mr Highwood had given the unemployed Polish man food.

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