Scarface serial killer Mane Driza who went on a killing spree across Europe, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for at least 20 years for his fifth murder.
The 41-year-old, who went by the name of Tony Montana after Al Pacino’s movie crime kingpin, beat and stabbed fellow Albanian Stefan Bledar Mone, 23, in June 1999.
He used a pick axe handle, lock knife and cheese knife to inflict more than 120 wounds on Mone in a “brutal and merciless” attack at the victim’s flat in Wembley, north London, the Press Association reports.
Mone’s six-month pregnant girlfriend Zoe Blay found his body the following day, but could only identify him by his distinctive belt buckle.
A jury found him guilty of murder at the Old Bailey after just two-and-a-half hours of deliberations.
The court heard he had already been found guilty of four fatal shootings and an attempted murder in Albania and Italy as well as making threats to kill.
Judge Sarah Munro QC sentenced Driza to life with a minimum term of 20 years. She said: “This is a very unusual, if not unique case.”
During the trial, jurors heard how Driza’s attack on Mone came two years after he shot a father and son dead in his home village and fled to Britain under the assumed name Sokol Drenova.
After killing his third victim – Mone – he took a flight to Italy, where he shot and killed two men at a bar in Catania, Sicily, six months later.
He tried to kill a third man in the bar but his gun jammed, jurors heard.