Indian-Origin Woman Found Dead in UK was Murdered by Gay Husband
Mitesh Patel had earlier denied killing his wife and even ransacked the home to make it look like a burglary incident has taken place.
An Indian-origin woman, who was found dead at her home in Middlesbrough, UK in May this year, was killed by her husband, who wanted to go to Australia to start a fresh life with his boyfriend.
According to a report in PTI, on Dec.3, Mitesh Patel, 37, was found guilty of murdering his wife 34-year-old wife Jessica Patel. Mitesh had strangulated her with a supermarket plastic bag.
Mitesh had earlier denied killing his wife and even ransacked the home to make it look like a burglary incident has taken place. He will be sentenced on Dec.5.
During the trial, Teesside Crown Court was told that Mitesh had been planning to go to Australia to live with his lover Dr. Amit Patel, whom he met on a dating app Grindr. For starting a new life, he had also planned to claim a € 2 million payout, reported BBC.
The court also heard that Mitesh’s internet searches dating back years included “I need to kill my wife,” “insulin overdose,” “plot to kill my wife, do I need a co-conspirator?,” “hiring hitman UK” and “how much methadone will kill you?,” said the report.
Jessica’s family has issued a statement while saying that they have been devastated by her death.
PTI quoted her family as saying, “She had simple dreams, all she ever wanted was to fall in love, have a family of her own and live happily ever after. The man we welcomed into our family, who promised to look after and protect her, betrayed her in every sense of the word, cheating her of her dreams, robbing her of her life and robbing us of her.”
Jessica and Mitesh came to know each other while studying at a university in Manchester.