Tuesday, August 8, 2017

UK: Khan jailed for murdering his wife after she failed to cook him a meal.

(Preston) 52 year old Jamal Khan who bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer in their Preston home has been handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 16 years .

Jamal Khan
His wife 42 year old Humera Khan  had been working on a sewing machine when her husband struck at least two blows to her head in the early hours of 15 February when her husband lost his temper because she had failed to make him a meal, she later died in hospital.

Khan told jurors the incident happened after he had asked her if she had prepared some food for him, to which she had replied in their native tongue: " Do it yourself Monkey."

He described it as "grievously insulting".

Defending, Gordon Stewart said: "Had she ever used those words in the past?"

He replied: "Never."

Asked what he remembered doing next, he said: "I was just stood behind her, she was in the kitchen and I was standing between the kitchen and the living room.

"I just, because I could see the handle, I just picked it up in both hands.

"I just like, tried to scare her, saying 'Do you want me to use this on you then?', and I was just like not trying to hit her or anything.

"In the meanwhile she just stood up and it hit her right on the head."

Khan, of Chatsworth Street, Preston, who was initially arrested on suspicion of wounding, but was later rearrested on suspicion of murder following his wife's death. He denied murder but was found guilty after a week-long trial.