Husband found guilty of missing wife's murder

The husband of a missing woman has been found guilty of her murder at Manchester Crown Court.

Police believe Ahmed Al-Khatib buried Rania Alayed's body at an unknown location in North Yorkshire sometime between June and July last year.

Rania Alayed was last seen in June last year. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The court heard how his 25-year-old wife was subjected to years of domestic and sexual violence and then killed her when she left him to try and make a new life.

After murdering his wife while their children were in the next room, Khatib put on her clothes, in an attempt to pass himself off as her, and stuffed her body into a suitcase before driving from the scene, the court was told.

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