A man has been jailed for stabbing his sister-in-law in the throat leaving three of her children, who were upstairs at the time, to find her.
Foyez Ahmed (born 28/1/81) of no fixed abode pleaded guilty to murder at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.
Today, Monday 19 November 2012, Ahmed was jailed for life, with minimum term of 22 years.
Razu Khanum, 38-years-old, was found in the house on Matthew Close shortly after 10.30am on Friday 8 June 2012.
She was taken to hospital but died from her injuries.
Ahmed had been at the house that morning to see Razu. Three of her children, a 17-year-old boy and two girls aged 10 and 13, were upstairs.
Razus 13-year-old niece was also upstairs.
One of the girls heard screaming from downstairs and saw Ahmed leave the house.
She watched as Ahmed walked to the house next door, knocked on the door and walked away moments later.
She went downstairs and found her mother unconscious and bleeding.
The nextdoor neighbours also came into the house, after Ahmed had told them in Bengali that he had killed someone.
A short time later, Ahmed called the police and said that he had killed someone. Officers met him at Woodpark Close and The Green on Fitton Hill, Oldham.
He was arrested on suspicion of murder.
A post-mortem examination established that the cause of Razu's death was severe head trauma and neck injuries.
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Reade said: "Only Ahmed knows why he carried out this horrific killing, taking away a wife from his brother and the mother of three children.
"They will be scarred by the devastating events of that day, and our thoughts remain with all family members.
"I can only hope that today's outcome can help everyone come to terms with what has happened."