Eastbourne man jailed for life for murder

Josphat Mutekedza was jailed for life
Josphat Mutekedza was jailed for life

An Eastbourne man has been jailed for more than 20 years after he murdered a woman in Rochdale.

Josphat Mutekedza, who is 36 and lived at addresses in Eastbourne town centre and Old Town, was found guilty of murder after a trial at Bolton Crown Court.

On Friday (May 27) he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum tariff of 26 years.

The court heard that at 9.50pm on Wednesday July 28 last year police were called to a report of a disturbance on Shawclough Way in Rochdale. Officers attended and discovered 35-year-old Miriam Nyuazema, outside her home, with fatal stab wound. She was taken to hospital where she later sadly died from her injuries.

A post-mortem examination concluded that Miriam died as a result of multiple stab wounds to her head and upper body.

Josphat Mutekedza was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

Senior Investigating Officer Duncan Thorpe at Greater Manchester Police said, “Josphat Mutekedza stabbed Miriam seven times in a jealous rage, causing injuries that proved fatal. He has now been convicted and sentenced for this senseless crime which has devastated Miriam’s family.

“Today he has rightfully been put behind bars for what he has done and I hope the rest of the family can now try to move on from what has happened and start to rebuild their lives after their traumatic loss.”

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