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Man Jailed for Murder of Rochdale Woman

Josphat Mutekedza of no fixed address was found guilty of murder after a trial at Bolton Crown Court.

Today, Friday 27 May 2016, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum tariff of 26 years.

At 9.50pm on Wednesday 28 July 2015 police were called to a report of a disturbance on Shawclough Way in Rochdale. Officers attended and discovered 35-year-old Miriam Nyuazema, outside her home, with fatal stab wound. She was taken to hospital where she later sadly died from her injuries.

A post-mortem examination concluded that Miriam died as a result of multiple stab wounds to her head and upper body.

Josphat Mutekedza was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

Senior Investigating Officer Duncan Thorpe said: “Josphat Mutekedza stabbed Miriam seven times in a jealous rage, causing injuries that proved fatal. He has now been convicted and sentenced for this senseless crime which has devastated Miriam’s family.

“Today he has rightfully been put behind bars for what he has done and I hope that the rest of the family can now try to move on from what has happened and start to rebuild their lives after their traumatic loss.”

Source: Greater Manchester Police

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