A 25-year-old man has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of causing the death of a fellow homeless hostel resident in a savage and unprovoked attack.
Jordan Graham, of no fixed address, is charged with the murder of Abu Yusuf Twaha.
It is alleged he attacked the 69-year-old and repeatedly stamped on him at a hostel in Hackney, East London, on September 6 last year.
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The victim was taken to hospital and died on February 18 this year.
The prosecution claim he suffered bleeding on the brain following a “savage” and “unprovoked” assault lasting minutes.
On Monday, Graham appeared in court by video-link from custody for a preliminary hearing.
A plea hearing was set for February 18 next year by Judge Anthony Leonard QC.
The defendant was further remanded into custody.
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