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Man pleads guilty to murdering Lee Murrell in Brentwood

Lee Murrell was killed in Brentwood earlier this year (Credit: Essex Police)

A man has admitted to murdering Lee Murrell in Brentwood. 

The 29-year-old victim was found injured inside an address in Warley Hill at around 1.10pm on Tuesday, 5 April. He died at the scene. 

Police arrested Jevgenijs Lapkovskis, 36, of Warley Hill, and he was later charged with Lee’s murder. 

He initially denied the charge but on the first day of his trial at Basildon Crown Court he submitted a guilty plea. 

Lapkovskis is due to be sentenced at the same court on Friday, 7 October. 

Jevgenijs Lapkovskis (Credit: Essex Police)

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Antony Alcock said: “My thoughts are with Lee’s family who had described him as a ‘much loved son and brother’.

“No conviction will ever bring him back but I hope today’s result will help them move forward.

“Jevgenijs Lapkovskis had denied Lee’s murder but such was the weight of evidence against that we had compiled during our thorough investigation, he’s had no choice but to admit what he has done.

“He now faces a life-sentence and a significant amount of time in prison.”

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