Erdington murder charge after fatal stabbing in shared house

Man charged a man with murder as the victim has today been named as Anthony Sharma.

The 43-year-old was found with fatal injuries at his home in Doidge Road, Birmingham just after 1pm on Friday (10 Nov).

Nothing could be done to save him and he was declared deceased at the scene.

Diogo Bettencourt was arrested at the property and has now been charged with Mr Sharma’s murder along with fraud by false representation, after a bank card belonging to the victim was used after his death.

Bettencourt, aged 35 from the same multi-occupancy address, will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (13 Nov).

Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr Sharma at this sad time.

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