A court heard Dana Abdullah being lambasted for the callous crime, which left the victim’s four underage kids motherless.
A UK court jailed a Muslim Iranian asylum seeker for life on Thursday on murder charges after he killed his wife by stabbing her 50 times, including for her conversion to Christianity, the court heard.
Having inflicted knife cuts on his estranged wife Avan Najmadiein, 32-year-old mother of four, Dana Abdullah left her to die after discovering that she had refused to back his application to remain in Britain, BBC reported. Authorities stated that Abdullah, aged 35, returned illicitly to the UK after being deported in 2013 for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl, and he is known to have previously threatened to kill his wife after she was baptised as a Christian, thereby “dishonouring” him.
Dwelling on Abdullah’s previous conviction, Michael Chambers, Stafford Crown Court judge, said, as quoted by Premier:
“It does show that you are not someone of good character and, having been deported for that matter, you chose to come back into this country illegally and have committed this very serious crime”.
Chambers went on to condemn the callous nature of the committed crime:
“This was, on any view, a planned and pre-meditated murder involving a brutal and sustained attack using a knife – knowing full well that it would deprive four children under the age of eight of their mother”, Chambers said.