Deaf News: Deaf man from Leicester sentenced to 28 years in prison for murder of Deaf grandfather

Posted on September 15, 2014

A Deaf man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for murdering another Deaf man as he slept.

Extract from the Leicester Mercury:

A murderer who stabbed his love rival to death in a “savage and merciless execution” will have to serve 28 years behind bars.

Awat Akram (25) was convicted unanimously by a jury of murdering granddad of five, Christopher Penman, on February 22.

The 58-year-old victim was knifed 23 times as he slept in his bed in Somerfield Walk, Beaumont Leys, Leicester.

Akram, of Beaumanor Road, near Abbey Lane, in the city, denied the charge, claiming he was asleep in his own flat at the time of the killing.

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