Asim Hasan had claimed he didn’t intend to noticeably hurt Aaisha Hasan when he stabbed her 36 instances on the household house in Canning Town, east London, on May 19 2022.
On Thursday, a jury on the Old Bailey deliberated for simply an hour and a half to reject the 33-year-old’s defence and discover him responsible of homicide.
In the weeks main as much as 34-year-old Mrs Hasan’s loss of life, the couple rowed over cash, the defendant’s behaviour and his accusation that she was having an affair.
Mrs Hasan had turn into “sufficiently terrified of her husband” that she started recording him on her cellphone and shared her fears with pals on WhatsApp, prosecutor Joel Smith advised the court docket.
In a folder on her cellphone labelled “Hidden”, Mrs Hasan saved photos, together with of a black eye and cuts to her face, taken after Hasan was violent in February, April and 11 days earlier than she died in May.
Last May 9, she despatched a “determined” WhatsApp message to pals, which Mr Smith stated was significantly “chilling”, jurors heard.
In it, she voiced fears that “he would have killed me” however for the presence of others within the house.
Mrs Hasan wrote: “I don’t wish to name the police on him coz this may get him into severe hassle. I simply need him out the home now. I don’t really feel protected.”
The subsequent day, Hasan continued to accuse his spouse of “dishonest” regardless of her repeated denials, based on one recording.
A neighbour alerted police however, as a result of Mrs Hasan appeared nicely and made no grievance, the matter was not taken additional, the jury was advised.
In one other recording, Mrs Hasan accused her husband of hitting her and stated: “The subsequent time you’ll kill me. The subsequent time you’ll kill me, I don’t need that.”
On the morning of May 19, Hasan known as 999 and advised the operator: “I simply stabbed my spouse.”
Mrs Hasan suffered 36 wounds within the “ferocious and actually fairly savage assault”, Mr Smith stated.
One stab was inflicted with such drive it “reduce a wedge of bone” from her cranium, he stated.
Police and paramedics arrived on the couple’s house to seek out Mrs Hasan mendacity on the kitchen ground in a pool of blood, and she or he was pronounced dead at 7.20am.
A black-handled kitchen knife, which the defendant allegedly used, was discovered on the cooker.
After being arrested and interviewed by police, Hasan allegedly stated: “I’m responsible and you’ll cost me.”
Mr Smith advised jurors that, in a “merciless twist”, Hasan was the one trying to have an extramarital affair, contacting a girl on a Muslim relationship web site days earlier than his spouse’s loss of life.
Following the unanimous responsible verdict, Judge Anthony Leonard remanded Hasan into custody and adjourned sentencing till May 25.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers, of Scotland Yard, stated: “Hasan carried out a ferocious and savage assault on his spouse, stabbing her no less than 26 instances.
“Aaisha had tried to defend herself throughout Hasan’s frenzied assault, however she didn’t stand an opportunity towards him.
“Hasan had denied murdering Aaisha, claiming he had not meant to trigger severe hurt. Thankfully the jury disagreed and recognised the truth that you don’t perform a sustained, brutal assault similar to that with out, on the very least, desiring to trigger severe hurt.”