Jealous doctor murdered wife in Letchworth home
A DOCTOR who stabbed his wife to death “in a jealous rage” at their Letchworth GC home has been jailed for at least 16 years, Luton Crown Court heard today (Friday).
Retired GP Amad Jumaily was found guilty unanimously by the jury of murdering his wife June in their Field Lane home last December, after the 46-year-old left him for another man.
The 60-year-old had denied the charge but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
The court heard how Mrs Jumaily was stabbed 20 times in a frenzied attack witnessed by her 18-year-old daughter, Ria, who made a 999 call before locking her step-father in a downstairs room and waiting for the police to arrive.
Judge Richard Foster, who told Jumaily he will serve a minimum term of 16 years, said: “Ultimately she left you and found love elsewhere. You just could not accept that and pursued her relentlessly and even employed private detectives. You thought you owned her.
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“You stabbed her to death in a frenzied attack in a jealous rage. The trauma suffered by her daughter must be unthinkable.”
Michael Speak, prosecuting, said Jumaily was driven by jealousy and hired private detectives to spy on his wife of 10 years after she had left. They followed his wife and photographed her in an embrace with a man.
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That photograph, said Mr Speak, was at the house when Mrs Jumaily arrived with a list she had prepared to divide up their property.
“That was the spark. The final straw. He simply erupted and went into a violent and uncontrollable rage,” said Mr Speak.
Dr Jumaily told the jury he had lost all control of his mind at the time. He described June as “my life line, the love of my life”, and said he had repeatedly contemplated suicide in the weeks after she left him.