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Four face jail for allowing abuse
Sabia Rani
Sabia Rani was subjected to sustained abuse
A family convicted of failing to help a woman who was killed in their home have been told to prepare for jail.

Sabia Rani, 19, was killed by her husband, Shazad Khan. He was jailed for life for her murder in January 2007.

A judge told four of Khan's relatives to expect prison after they were found guilty of allowing the death of a vulnerable adult at their Leeds home.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court heard Ms Rani suffered serious tissue damage after being repeatedly beaten.

You should all return to the court in preparation for a custodial sentence
Judge James Stewart QC, Leeds Crown Court

It is the first such case in West Yorkshire.

Khan's mother Phullan Bibi, 52, two of his sisters, Uzma Khan, 23, and Nazia Naureen, 28, and her husband Majid Hussain, also 28, were convicted on Tuesday.

The family all lived in the same house as the couple in Oakwood Grange, Roundhay.

Miss Rani came to England five months before she died and was not allowed out of the house without a member of her husband's family.

Khan was convicted of his wife's murder one year ago after she was discovered with bruising to 90% of her body and up to 15 broken ribs.

Judge James Stewart QC released the family on bail before ordering them to return to court to be sentenced next month.

He said: "You have been convicted by the jury of allowing a death.

"You should all return to the court in preparation for a custodial sentence."

The family were told to surrender their passports and report twice a week to a local police station.

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