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Man jailed for murdering mother in row over family home

A man has been jailed for life for murdering his mother for refusing to move out of the family home.

Nasir Uddin, 32, stabbed Khyrun Nessa, 70, five times in August 2008 and left her in the hallway for family members to find, the Old Bailey had heard.

The father-of two wanted her out of the property on the Isle of Dogs, east London, which they jointly rented, so he and his wife could have it.

Uddin was found guilty of murder and told he must serve at least 22 years.

Judge Giles Forrester told him he had committed a "wicked and cruel" crime.

I cannot imagine a greater breach of trust than a son who murders his mother
Judge Giles Forrester

The judge added: "This was a horrific attack giving rise to a brutal and shocking murder.

"You were her youngest son. I cannot imagine a greater breach of trust than a son who murders his mother."

Jeremy Donne QC, prosecuting, told the trial: "He and his mother had been joint tenants of that house.

"They had been living there together until a few days before 12 August last year.

'Vicious tempter'

"For some time, he had been trying to persuade her to leave the house and live with another family member, or to leave the house and go to Bangladesh so he, his wife and children could have the house."

But Mrs Nessa, who was "vulnerable and frail" and was recovering from an operation for cancer, wanted to stay because the house had been adapted for her disability, said Mr Donne.

He said that Uddin, who had moved out a few days before, turned up "during a 55-minute window of opportunity" to try again to persuade her with £1,000.

"In a vicious tempter and frustration, he took out a knife and killed her," added Mr Donne.

Uddin denied the murder and was convicted following a retrial.

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