Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wife Told Husband 'I Love You' as He Murdered Her

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wife Told Husband 'I Love You' as He Murdered Her

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A MUM told her husband 'I love you' as he battered her to death - because he wanted to have a relationship with her sister.

Fahima Yusuf, originally from Bolton, was attacked with a wheel brace as she slept by her husband Ahmed Seedat.

He then choked or suffocated her as their children - aged two and five - slept in the next room.

He buried her in a shallow grave which he had got contractors to dig, telling them it was going to be a pool for the family's children at their home in Australia.

The court heard that unfaithful Seedat had planned the murder - searching 'burying a cat' and 'burying someone aliv' online days before the killing.

Seedat, originally from Durban, South Africa, had also searched 'Can you marry brother in law if sister dead Muslim.' .

It demonstrates fear and stop you from Justice killer Ahmed ' Mum-of-two Fahima Yusuf's heartbreaking last words were revealed as Seedat - who had been hiring a prostitute for years - was sentenced to at least 23 years in prison as a sentencing hearing.

Ms Yusuf, originally from Bolton, woke up after the first blow but was vulnerable and easily overpowered by him as he continued his attack on August 31 last year, Supreme Court Judge Bruno Fiannaca said.

After Ms Yusuf 's death, Seedat lied to explain her absence, telling friends and neighbours she had gone to the UK for eye surgery and telling her sister she had left him.

Seedat also asked a friend to call Ms Yusuf's father and impersonate a police officer.

desperation to killing her Fiannaca's words to Seedat "It may have been technically clumsy but it was calculated behaviour," Justice Fiannaca said.

Ms Yusuf was reported missing four days after her death and police found her body the following day.

Seedat, a 37-year-old accountant, was charged with murder in September last year. He pleaded guilty in January. The court heard that Seedat told police that while he was beating his wife to death she told him 'I love you'. …

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