The family of a man murdered by his partner's estranged husband have spoken of their devastation after he was "cruelly and spinelessly taken" from them.
Alan Frampton was repeatedly run over by Nasser Rezaie in Chelmsford on the evening of Saturday 9 May. CCTV footage of the incident was deemed too harrowing for public release.
Following Rezaie's conviction of murder, the Frampton family released a statement condemning his "callous bid for revenge".
"We have been left utterly devastated by the way in which our lovely father and grandfather was cruelly and spinelessly taken from us.
"Nasser Rezaie’s callous bid for revenge has not only robbed us of a loving father and grandfather, it’s turned our life and his own children's lives upside down.
"We would like to thank the jury for reaching a verdict of murder and realising that Rezaie was hell-bent on taking our father’s life long before he killed him. Now we have found justice for him and he can rest in peace.
"We will continue to speak about our father with great happiness so that he will always be remembered as a happy, generous, loving, kind man.
"We thank our family and friends for all the support they have given us during this devastating time.”
Nasser Rezaie, from Chelmsford, has been found guilty of murder after repeatedly running over his estranged wife's new partner.Read the full story ›
A jealous husband repeatedly hit and killed his estranged wife's boyfriend with his car in Chelmsford after using tracking devices to hunt the new couple down, a court has heard.
Taxi firm owner Nasser Rezaie was driving a Mercedes S Class when he allegedly killed fellow cabbie and mechanic Allan Frampton, 60, in a quiet cul-de-sac.
The 63-year-old, from Petersfield, Chelmsford, is standing trial after denying the murder in Osea Way on May 9.
Opening the case at Chelmsford Crown Court, prosecutor Peter Gair told jurors the killing was premeditated and the culmination of months of threats towards his wife Jane Rezaie and her new partner Mr Frampton.
The court heard that Rezaie had fitted tracking devices to his wife's car. These sent alerts about her location to his mobile phone so he could follow her every movement - eventually tracking them down on the day of the alleged murder.
The case continues
A man's been charged with murder after a 60-year-old grandfather died following a collision with a car in Chelmsford last weekend.
Allan Frampton from Hatfield Peverel died after the collision in Osea Way in the city.
63-year-old taxi driver Nasser Rezaie, from Chelmsford was charged with murder this morning.
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