Too bad the UK no longer has the death penalty.
Used car salesman who murdered his son, estranged wife and her father by setting fire to their home after his marriage collapsed is jailed for life
Danai Muhammadi and an accomplice used garden spray to start blaze that killed wife, 20, baby son and father-in-law
Court heard how Iraqi-born killer was fuelled by ‘spite, anger and resentment’
By IAN GARLAND and SUZANNAH HILLS
PUBLISHED: 19:30 GMT, 2 July 2012 | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 3 July 2012
A used-car salesman has been jailed for life for murdering his estranged wife, their young son and his father-in-law by setting fire to their family home after his marriage collapsed.
Danai Muhammadi, 24, was fuelled by ‘spite, anger and resentment’ when he killed Melissa Crook, 20, and their 15-month-old son Noah by torching the house in Chatham Hill, Chatham, Kent.
Melissa’s father Mark Crook, 49, was left critically ill with severe burns in hospital following the fire just before 2.30am on September 10 last year and he died six days later.
Judge Mr Justice Sweeney, sentencing at Maidstone Crown Court, told Iraqi-born Muhammadi that he will spend at least 38 years behind bars before being eligible for parole.