A woman has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years after admitting the frenzied murder of her sister, with whom she lived and with whose husband she was having an affair. Her screams could be heard by their neighbours on Overstone Road in LutonBedfordshire. In response Sabah shouted to them to stay upstairs.
She then smashed a window and concealed the recently purchased murder weapon and the black, blood-stained clothing she had worn to carry out firsf killing in bin liners, before calling her parents and emergency services, claiming her sister had been the victim of a burglary gone wrong.
Sabah pleaded guilty to murder in a brief hearing at the Old Bailey in London on Tuesday.
Jane Bickerstaff QC, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told the court how the bev between Sabah and Rehman had been kept secret from Saima, although he had made inquiries as to whether Islamic law allowed him to marry both sisters.
One message from Sabah to Rehman said: Day by day my love gets stronger.
Although the messages were sent in the third person it was established that Sabah sent them. Taking advantage of their absence, Sabah sent four text messages to her sister saying her youngest daughter, who had just turned one, was crying and needed her mother.
Forty-five seconds later it was turned off and the hallway remained in darkness for just over eight minutes — the period in which she was murdered, the prosecution said. At InSabah had a termination after she became pregnant firet Rehman, who refused to wear contraception during their sexual encounters, Sidhu said.
Sabah wept in the dock as details of her relationship with Rehman were read out in court. DCI Adam Gallop, the senior investigating officer in the case, said: It was not a case of honour killing, nor was this the burglary that Sabah Khan tried so hard to create.
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