Man strangles wife to death so he could run away with his gay lover
A 37-year-old man, Mitesh Patel, strangled his wife, Jessica Patel, to death, because he wanted to start a new life in Australia with his gay lover.
34-year-old Jessica Patel, who was a pharmacist was killed by her husband in May 2018 in a premeditated attack.
Before killing her, there had been evidences of physical abuse, as she once claimed that he hit her with a car.
Patel also moved Jessica to Middlesbrough from Halifax, West Yorkshire, which her family said was to isolate her.
Mitesh Patel, who was also a pharmacist, spent five years planning to kill his wife so he could use her frozen embryos to have a family with his lover he met on gay dating app, Grindr.
He had also planned to claim a £2 million life insurance payout and tried to cover his tracks by staging a break-in and claiming an intruder murdered his wife.
His dirty plans were exposed by a health app on his iPhone that recorded his frantic act as he raced around the house after her death.
Mr. Mitesh 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.