Chelmsford's Colin Evans' killer guilty of murder

Jose Correia Agrela Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Jose Correia Agrela denied murdering Colin Evans but was found guilty by a jury

A man has been found guilty of murdering a volunteer cafe worker who suffered multiple stab wounds at an Essex flat.

Jose Correia Agrela, 30, had denied murdering 39-year-old Colin Evans, but was found guilty by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Agrela, of no fixed address, is due to be sentenced on 22 June.

Mr Evans was killed at his home in Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, on 30 September last year.

Following sentencing, his mother Sally Evans said he did not deserve to die in the way he did.

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Image caption Colin Evans was a volunteer worker at a café

"He wasn't perfect as nobody is but he was my son, a brother and an uncle," she said in a statement.

"He will be truly missed and often in our thoughts.

"I would like to thank my neighbours and friends for all their support, as well as all those involved in the investigation."

Det Ch Insp Martin Pasmore, of Essex Police, said that when he was killed Mr Evans was in the "process of turning his life around".

"He was a volunteer worker at The Sanctus café which gave him a new lease of life," he said.

"He was brutally murdered by Jose Agrela during an unprovoked attack."

Image caption Police cordoned off a car park behind The Ship pub in Chelmsford after Mr Evans' body was discovered

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