Rania developed a relationship with another man after leaving her husband Ahmed Al-Khatib, say the prosecution. She ended it because of a "shouting and angry" phone call from Ahmed's brother Muhaned.
The court was told the mother-of-three was asked to drop her children at her brother-in-law's flat in the early evening of 7 June 2013, so the youngsters could spend the weekend with her husband.
Rania was due to meet a friend after that drop-off. She did not turn up.
Rania's husband Ahmed Al-Khatib shouted out an unintelligible word from the dock, before banging his head repeatedly on the glass wall between himself and the courtroom.
Security staff immediately led him down into a holding area.
The judge has ordered a break in proceedings. It will resume shortly.
Rania Alayed was born in Syria in 1987, and married her husband Ahmed Al-Khatib at the age of 15. The court was told that they fled the Middle East together, searching for a safer life in the UK.
Yet the prosecution allege she never found it because Ahmed was "sexually violent… abusive and controlling". Jurors heard that Rania confided in a friend that "she feared he would kill her".
When Rania went to college and "became a little too westernised" it was "all too much" for Ahmed and his brother Muhaned Al-Khatib. Her husband took her phone away because he believed she was "talking to men on it".
The prosecution say Ahmed Al-Khatib took this as an insult, and wanted her home. The decision was made that she should be "coerced to comply or be killed".
Rania Alayed vanished from her home in the city's Cheetham Hill in June 2013. The prosecution say she was lured to her death at a block of flats in Salford, at the end of an unhappy and violent marriage. Her husband, Ahmed Al-Khatib, denies murder.
Prosecutors say he told psychiatrists that he pushed Rania "causing her to stumble and fall" because he was "possessed of a spirit that caused him to do what he did". Rania's brother-in-law Muhaned Al-Khatib also denies murder. Both men admit perverting the course of justice.
A third defendant, Hussain Al-Khatib, has pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice over the alleged concealment of her body.
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Detectives investigating a murder in North Shields have arrested three people.
A 22-year-old man was found dead at a property in Stanley Street on Friday, May 10.
At 6am this morning, Saturday, May 11, officers arrested a 17-year-old boy and two men, aged 18 and 22, all from the North Shields area. All three remain in police custody.
"It's still vital that anyone with any information contacts us and passes on anything as soon as possible. We are especially keen to hear from anyone who might have seen anything or anyone suspicious in Stanley Street in the days leading up to this incident."
The police say there is nothing to suggest that there is any risk to the wider public.
People can speak to officers either face to face in the area, by ringing 101 extension 69191 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The police have charged a man with murder following the death of an 80 year old woman in Darlington.
The body of Sybil Sibthorpe was found at the back of a terrace house in Haughton Road in the town on Wednesday. A post mortem examination revealed that she died from head injuries.
A 40 year old local man, Lee Edward Grainger, has now been charged with her murder and is due to appear at Peterlee Magistrates today. Two other men have been bailed pending further inquiries.
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A 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder of East Yorkshire antiques dealer Peter Battle.
Mr Battle, 56, was found dead at his home in Full Sutton on 7 February 2013.
Graham Richardson will appear before Beverley Magistrates Court on Saturday, 16 February charged with Mr Battle's murder.