Wife Fatally Strangled By Husband Who Planned New Life In Australia With Gay Lover

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A pharmacist was strangled to death by her husband who wanted to start a new life with his gay lover, a review into her death found.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Jessica Patel, 34, was strangled by her husband Mitesh, 37, at their Middlesbrough home in May 2018 in a premeditated attack.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The 37-year-old then planned to move to Australia to live with his boyfriend.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Patel, who was also a pharmacist, spent five years planning her murder so he could use her frozen embryos to have a family with a lover he met on gay dating app Grindr.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He had also planned to claim a £2million life insurance payout and tried to cover his tracks by staging a break-in and claiming an intruder must have murdered his wife.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

But his lies were exposed when the health app on his iPhone recorded frantic activity as he raced around the house after her death.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years after a jury took just two hours and 50 minutes to convict him of murder.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

A 74-page domestic homicide review into Jessica's death called for the murder to be classed as an "honour killing".(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Jessica's heartbroken family paid tribute to her in the report, stating: "Heaven has gained an angel but the world is at a loss for it.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"Jessica was a rarity: she was beautiful on the outside, and even more so on the inside.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"She had a truly selfless soul and afforded everyone she met with a kindness and generosity that was second to none.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"As the first born in our family, she brought an immense amount of joy.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"She had this lovable smile which encapsulated her gentle nature and innocence, and would make our house feel like a home.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"She had her whole life ahead of her, a life in which she simply wished for true love, a family of her own and to live happily ever after.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"Above all, her greatest wish was to be a mother, to share the love she had in her heart and feel the same happiness she afforded to our family as a child.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"She deserved to have a wonderful life, but these wishes will now remain unfulfilled.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"We are extremely blessed to have had Jessica in our lives."




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