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Pawel Rodak to be assessed over lecturer Roger Gray killing

Pawel Pawel Rodak
Image caption Pawel Rodak had met former lecturer Roger Gray about three times before the killing

A man who killed a former university lecturer in his Edinburgh home is to be assessed to find out whether he should be detained indefinitely.

Pawel Rodak, 20, was convicted of a lesser charge of culpable homicide after a trial for the murder of Heriot Watt University lecturer Roger Gray.

Mr Gray, 64, was stabbed 114 times after inviting Rodak, a male prostitute, to his home in Edinburgh.

He will be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on 21 September.

Rodak was remanded in custody on Friday until the psychiatric report is prepared.

Rodak had appeared for sentence before temporary judge Michael O'Grady at the High Court in Livingston on Friday.

However, the judge said the unusual nature of the case made it necessary for him to obtain a risk assessment on Rodak before passing sentence.

Mr Gray was found dead in his Merchiston Crescent home in March 2011.

The alarm was raised after a neighbour reported a gas leak.

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