We can never forgive him, says Nisha’s brother
THE BROTHER of murdered special constable Nisha Patel Nasri has said the family would never be able to forgive her killer husband.
Fadi Nasri, 34, had Nisha killed so he could cash in on her life insurance to pay off his debts and set up home with his prostitute mistress.
Two other men – drug dealer Rodger Leslie and Jason James – were also convicted of her murder.
Speaking after the verdicts were recorded, Nisha’s brother Katen Patel said the family were horrified at Nasri’s involvement in his sister’s death.
“The fact the man she loved was responsible for this makes it all the more surreal. In the beginning, I never imagined he could be the one behind this wicked murder.’
The ‘brutal, savage and vicious attack’ had left everyone who knew his sister devastated, Mr Patel said.
Nasri had his wife killed so he could cash in on her life insurance to pay his spiraling debts.
Michael Worsley QC, prosecuting, told the Old Bailey that Nasri and his wife had been ‘openly affectionate to each other, on the face of things’.
But in private the marriage was crumbling.
Nisha had confided in a close friend that she was considering divorcing Nasri.
Nasri was regularly visiting prostitutes and began a ‘passionate’ affair with one of them, a Lithuanian called Laura Mockiene.
On the night of the murder he arranged for his wife to be on her own at their home in Wembley, north London.
She was stabbed in the groin with her own 13-inch kitchen knife and bled to death.
The blade penetrated an artery and left her spilling pools of blood across her driveway.
In the days after her death Nasri made an emotional appeal for information.
But following months of painstaking investigation it became clear that Nasri stood to benefit from her death and had been co-ordinating events with her killers on the night she died.