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Life sentence for husband who murdered his wife in Maidstone on Christmas Day

Life sentence for husband who murdered his wife in Maidstone on Christmas Day
A Maidstone husband who stabbed his wife to death during an attack on Christmas day has been given a life sentence.
 
Mohammad Tawos Qoraishi, 27, appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 7 June 2019 having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to a sustained assault which left his victim suffering from 38 knife wounds.

At around 2.35pm on 25 December 2018, patrols attended a flat at Kentish Court, London Road after concerns were raised for the occupant, 19-year-old Parwin Quriashi.

Knife injuries


On arriving at the address, the officers found her lying in the kitchen area with multiple knife injuries. They administered first aid until the arrival of paramedics who continued treating her until she was pronounced dead at 3.28pm. Investigators seized a kitchen knife at the scene.

Enquiries were made to find her husband and officers located his Audi A3 travelling on the A2 towards Dover later the same day. The car was stopped and he was arrested at 4.38pm.

He was later charged with murder on 27 December following authorisation from the Crown Prosecution Service, and remanded in custody.

Guilty


Qoraishi of Kentish Court, London Road, Maidstone pleaded guilty to murder at Maidstone Crown Court on 29 April 2019.

He will serve a minimum of 16 years and 82 days before he will be considered for parole.

Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Ivan Beasley of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said:
‘This was an unprovoked and savage attack on a defenceless young woman. Her tragic death at the hands of her husband has left a family mourning her loss.
 
‘Qoraishi fled the scene and was tracked down by officers near Dover. It is only right that he will now spend a considerable time in prison for this brutal crime.’

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