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Rania Alayed's husband sentenced to life with a minimum of 20 years.

Ahmed Al-Khatib jailed for life for wife's murder Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Ahmed Al-Khatib, 34, of Knutsford Road, Gorton has been jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of his wife Rania Alayed. The judge directed he serve a minimum of 20 years.

Hussain Al-Khatib jailed for 4 years Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Hussain Al-Khatib of Knutsford Road, Gorton was found guilty of perverting the course of juctice. He was jailed for four years.

Muhanned Al-Khatib was jailed for 3 years Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Ahmed Al-Khatib's brother Muhanned Al-Khatib, 38, of Arthur Millwood Court, Salford was found not guilty of murder. He received a three-year term. The pair had already admitted perverting the course of justice by hiding Rania's body.

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Picture timeline of events leading up to murder

Rania sets out with children to meet her brother in law Credit: Greater Manchester Police

• 5pm – Muhaned calls Rania to confirm she is bringing the children to his flat for him to see

• 6.40pm – Rania and her children seen on CCTV leaving her house in Cheetham Hill

• 7.28pm – Rania and her children seen on CCTV getting off a bus on Chapel Street, Salford

Rania Alayed arriving at Arthur Milwood court Credit: Greater Manchester Police

• 7.31pm – Rania and her children arrive at Arthur Millwood Court

• 8.19pm – Muhaned and Rania’s children leave Arthur Millwood Court

Rania was almost certainly murdered in the proceeding 45 minutes, while the children were in the flat

Muhanned Al-Kathib leaves Arthur Milwood court with Rania's children Credit: Greater Manchester Police

• 8.36pm – Muhaned and children arrive at their grandparents house on Knutsford Road, Gorton

• 12.01am – Muhaned leaves Arthur Millwood Court with a tent in a holdall, probably used later to either conceal them digging Rania’s grave or to lay her body out on it

Brother-in-law leaves with tent in holdall Credit: Greater Manchester Police

• 1.17am Khatib, Muhaned and Hussain set off in the campervan, containing Rania’s body in a red suitcase

• 3.10am The campervan triggers an ANPR camera on the A19 near Thirsk

• 4.54am – The campervan triggers another ANPR camera on the A1, heading south, presumably after the body was buried

Red suitcase used to carry her body in campervan Credit: Greater Manchester Police

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Ahmed Al-Khatib will be sentenced for murder of wife Rania Alayed this afternoon

Ahmed Al-Khatib Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Hussain Al-Khatib was found guilty of perverting the course of justice Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Muhanned Al-Khatib - found not guilty of murder Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Rania's husband Ahmed Khatib has been found guilty of murder and his brother Hussain Al Khatib has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. A second brother - Muhanned Mahmood Al Khatib - has been found not guilty of murder.

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