Ravinder Heer from Pimpernel Drive in Walsall was arrested on Saturday morning just hours after Dale Grice was found dead in Cooksey Lane Birmingham. 32-year-old Dale Grice had been stabbed just before 7 am on Saturday morning.
Mr Heer a construction worker appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday where he entered no plea to the murder charge. Ravinder was remanded in custody until Wednesday when he will appear before Birmingham Crown Court.
The family of Dale Grice paid tribute to the father-of-two yesterday – saying they had been left devastated by his death.
In a statement, the family said: “Dale was very popular and loved by everybody – he didn’t have a bad bone in his body.
“He had an infectious smile that would light up a room and now he lights up the sky.
“His family and friends are left devastated. He leaves behind his eight and six-year-old daughters, his sisters, his mother, his aunties and uncles and his nan.
“He will be missed dearly by all that knew him.”
Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, from the West Midlands Police homicide unit, said: “Our sympathies are with Dale’s family at this desperately sad time.
“Although we have charged a man with Dale’s murder, our investigation continues and we still welcome information about the circumstances of his death.”