Man guilty of killing mother of three

VICTIM: Shobna Jethwa

VICTIM: Shobna Jethwa

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A 51-year-old Luton man has been convicted of the murder of the mother of three he was having an affair with.

A jury at St Albans Crown Court this morning found Sultan Khan, of Durbar Road, guilty of the murder of Shobna Jethwa, 46, at her home in Butely Road, Luton, on September 9, 2011.

GUILTY: Sultan Khan

GUILTY: Sultan Khan

She had been stabbed 20 times in what was described as a frenzied attack, following an argument, and was found by two of her children when they came home from school.

Speaking after the conclusion of the trial, Det Sgt Sam Khanna, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit said: “Shobhna Jethwa was a much-loved mother of three children who died in appalling circumstances.

“Her family will never forget the distress they felt on that day when they found her body in their own home. Her death has left a huge gap in their young lives which will never be filled. Our sympathy goes out to them.

“Today’s result is the first step in their attempt to move forward and we hope from this point on they can begin the process of starting to rebuild their lives.”

 

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