A Romanian criminal on the run in Britain killed the boss who took pity on him on his first day at work, a court has heard. Andrei Ilie, 22, was preparing dishes and cleaning at a pizza takeaway in Birmingham when he knifed his boss Masoud Esmailian, who had just given him the job, in a frenzied attack.Mr Esmailian, 46, let him stay at his flat in West Bromwich, West Mids, but Ilie stabbed him in what police described as an “unprovoked” attack.After the brutal stabbing, Ilie changed out of his blood soaked clothes, took the takings from the takeaway and wrapped Mr Esmailian’s body in a blanket and left it on his bed and fled.He then fled back to Romania in August 2015, but was arrested on his return for a separate robbery in his homeland, and jailed for three years. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. After the sentencing, Mr Esmailian’s family said: “We’ve waited nearly three years for justice to happen and for the man responsible for our father’s death to be found guilty of his murder.”Detective Inspector Justin Spanner who led the investigation, added: “This was an unprovoked attack on a man who was simply trying to help Ilie in a time of need.”We worked closely with Romanian authorities to ensure he was returned to the UK as quickly as possible to face justice.” Masoud Esmailian had just given Ilie a job at his takeawayCredit:WM Police He was later extradited to the UK to face a murder charge, and he was sentenced to life after being found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court.The court heard police found a blood-stained knife and a towel during a search of the flat which contained Ilie’s DNA. He also left a fingerprint on the packaging of the knife used to murder Mr Esmailian.