Deadly Jealousy: Man stabs wife to death 40 times on suspicion of cheating

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Norbert Chikerema has been found guilty of murdering his wife, Nyasha Kahari on cheating suspicion

A 42-year-old Zimbabwe man living in the UK has been found guilty of murdering his wife after suspecting that she was cheating on him.

A Zimbabwe man, Norbert Chikerema, who suspected that his wife, Nyasha Kahari, was cheating on him, has been convicted of murder after he reportedly stabbed her to death using different weapons.

Daily Mail reports that Chikerema used weapons like axe, knives and an iron to stab the mother of his four children at least 40 times, before driving her body to a Lidl car park in Marston Green, Birmingham, the United Kingdom, where he dumped her.

The jealous Chikerema, it was gathered, was found guilty of the murder charge by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court for allegedly murdering his wife by stabbing and bludgeoning her to death in a car after suspecting she was having an affair.

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Judge Michael Chambers who said Chikerema will be sentenced on a later date, said:

"You have clearly been convicted of a very serious offence of which the sentence is life imprisonment."

 

During the trial, the court heard how the 42-year-old Chikerema and his wife ran a nursing home but he had always suspected that his 35-year-old wife was seeing another man and had hired a private detective to follow her.

After killing the wife, the convict reportedly drove the corpse to the park and left her in the car where the body was later found.

The prosecuting counsel Kevin Hegarty, QC, while addressing the court, said:

"When he attacked her, she was sitting in the front passenger seat of their Nissan car. He used an axe to strike his wife over and over again. The blows were aimed principally at her neck and her head.

She died in the car with her seatbelt on. She could not get away. She was strapped in the car and she was effectively defenseless."

The jury was told the Chikerema tilted the passenger seat down and covered the body with a blanket before returning home to change his blood-stained clothes.

He then used the axe to attack two cars of men he believed to be in relationships with his wife.

 

West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Paul Joyce, from Force CID, said:

"Chikerema’s actions mean four children now have to live without their mother; a family has been tragically ripped apart and he will have to live with the consequences of his brutal attack forever.

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He suggested he was not of sound mind at the time of the killing and pleaded not guilty on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

However, we demonstrated a degree of advanced planning − notably taking the axe out in the car that night − and the jury quickly found him guilty."



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