Merciless killer gets sentence reduced owing to deafness

Monday 15th September 2014 13:24 EDT

Awat Akram, 25, who was convicted of murdering his love rival Christopher Penman, 58, and is serving a prison sentence since earlier this year, has been granted some reduction in his tenure owing to his profound deafness.

During the inquest of the case, Akram, pictured, had denied the charge. But after his savage killing was proved, he was sentenced to be jailed for 28 years.

The 58-year-old victim was knifed 23 times as he slept in his bed in Leicester. The incident took place over jealousy as both men were in a 'triangular relationship' with with a woman named Elaine Bourke, in her 40s. All three of them were deaf and communicated through sign language, as told to Leicester Crown Court.

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