The heartbroken family of Leonid Laboshin have said they will be in "endless pain". 

His loved ones shared a tribute to the 31-year-old, who was stabbed to death on Pinnocks Way on October 16. 

They said he was "amazingly bright" and had come to Oxford from Russia, after teaching himself English, to work as an IT programmer on the "timely detection of cancer". 


They wrote: “Leonid was an amazingly sensitive, intelligent and bright man.

“He was a caring and loving Son, Brother and Uncle. He loved to play guitar and learnt to play the violin and piano. He loved music

“After graduating from the University of St Petersburg. He taught himself English and made plans for his life with enthusiasm.

“He was invited to go to work as an IT programmer at Oxford University where together with other specialists he worked in the scientific development field of medicine, in particular the timely detection of cancer and its further surgical treatment.

“For Leonid’s Father, Mother, Sister and friends this is not a loss, it is an endless pain.”

On Friday, Eugen Coman appeared at Oxford Crown Court charged with his murder. 

Coman is also accused of being in possession of two knives, allegedly found in the boot of his BMW in Barrington Close, Witney, on the same date as Mr Laboshin’s death.

He thanked the court as he was told by Judge Ian Pringle QC he would be remanded in custody until a plea hearing on Friday, January 14.


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