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 Danai Muhammadi

Farhad Mahmud & EMMA SMITH

 


Name:

Danai Muhammadi, Farhad Mahmud

AKA:

 

D.O.B:

Danai - 1987  Farhad - 1976
Kill Total:

3

Kill date:

September 2011

Kill Place:

London

Status:

 

Occupation:

Car Salesman
Victim:

Melissa Crook - 20

Noah Crook -15 mo

Mark Crook - 49

 


 

Court:

Maidstone Crown
Case No:  

Judge:

Mr Justice Sweeney

Prosecution:

Mark Dennis QC

Defence:

 

 

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FACTFILE

 

Saturday 10th September 2011, Petrol was poured through the letterbox of the Chatham Hill house. Danai Muhammadi was in a relationship with Miss Crook, this had broken down, full of spite and encouraged by Farhad and Ms Smith he poured petrol, using a garden spray bottle through the letterbox in the middle of the night while the family were sleeping.

In the house were Noah the 15-month old son of the couple, his estranged partner Melissa Crook, her father Mark, as well as her mother 50-year-old Amando and the brother Bohdan.

Te mother and brother escaped with their lives but the others perished in the fire.

 

Friday 16th December 2011, Danai Muhammadi, the father of the dead baby, and estranged husband of Ms Crook was charged with,. but denied 3 counts of murder and 2 attempted murders.

His friend Farhad Mahmud and his girlfriend, Emma Smith were also charged with 3 counts of murder and 2 of attempted murder, they deny all charges.

 

Thursday 31st May 2012, Jury retires to consider verdicts.

 

Friday 1st June 2012, Both Muhammadi and Mahmud are found guilty, while Ms Smith was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

 

2nd July 2012, At sentencing Danai Muhammadi was given a life sentence with a minimum tariff of 38 years, his friend and accomplice, Farhad Mahmud must serve a minimum term of 34 years. Emma Smith was sentenced to 14 years i prison.

 

The judge said "The sentences given today reflect the severity of the charges and I hope that the Crook family can now move on with their lives.

"They have been torn apart and will forever have to live with the consequences of the selfish actions of others."

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