A killer who murdered a man after a minor disagreement about scrap metal died in jail while serving a life sentence. 

Piotr Kulik, 41, was jailed for murdering 38-year-old Marcin Porczek in December 2010. 

Marcin’s body was found face-down on a mattress in a derelict building in Barnfield Road, Wembley. A post mortem established that he had died from head injuries. 

The Old Bailey heard that Marcin had been in an argument with Kulik and Krzysztof Szafisz about the amount of money he had given them for helping to strip and sell some scrap metal from the building. 

The argument escalated into a physical attack, which resulted in Marcin being kicked in the body and slapped around the head.  

Kulik and Szafisz were found guilty of his murder and were each handed life sentences with a minimum of 16 years in March 2012. 

Harrow Times: Kryzsztof Szafisz and Piotr Kulik were given life sentences for the murdersKryzsztof Szafisz and Piotr Kulik were given life sentences for the murders (Image: Met Police)

Now a Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has revealed that Kulik died in March 7 last year from cancer. 

Kulik has applied for prison release on compassionate grounds two months before his death but the application was not progressed. 

But on March 2 he was moved from Gartree Prison in Leicestershire to a hospice. 

He died five days later.