A man who stabbed his cousin to death over a family row has been given a life sentence.

Nadir Ali aged 32, stabbed Hashim Khan 11 times and attacked two of his victim’s brothers.

Ali, of Edward Road, Balsall Heath, was found guilty of murder and three charges of wounding with intent and will serve at least 25 years.

Brmingham Crown Court heard the Ali had been given property by the brothers’ mother.

They were unhappy with the decision and met at a house in Wilton Road, Sparkhill, on August 23 last year.

The property belonged to Taj Murbarik, who was married to Ali’s sister.

Before the meeting Mr Khan asked one of his brothers to record the meeting on his phone.

The meeting started of calmly and Mr Khan said Ali should return the property.

But tempers flared and Ali accused Mr Khan of bringing shame before he drew a knife and attacked him.

The victim was stabbed 11 times and he also stabbed Lookman Khan and Zahoor Khan, who had tried to intervene.

Passing sentence, Judge Kristina Montgomery QC told Ali: “Hashim Khan was a father of five children.

“They, his widow and close family are utterly devastated by his loss.”

The judge added: “I have had read to me a number of personal statements and they paint a vivid picture of Mr Khan, much-loved and missed.

“He was fiercely protective of his family.

“He was an emotional man and I accept he used harsh words and threats in the heat of the moment but he later chose a more constructive path by convening a meeting.

“Hashim Khan was killed in a particularly brutal attack upon him in the home of an elder.

“An insult to your father was the motive for the attack.

“You wounded Lookman Khan so seriously that his life was endangered and only saved by surgical intervention.

“You were calm after the event because you had achieved your objective. You have shown no remorse.”

In an emotional statement, the victim’s widow, Hina Zaman, said: “The only person who is going to serve a life sentence is me.

“You sat there stone faced throughout. You have shattered my life in two pieces.”

Tyrone Smith QC, defending, said Khan, who had no previous convictions, had offered to give the property back but he was being called a thief and the final trigger was the insult to his father.

 

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