London/New Delhi: A United Kingdom (UK) court awarded life time imprisonment to a man for stabbing his Indian-origin wife 59 times to death after an argument on Christmas last year. In 2018, Laurens Brand (47-year-old) killed his wife Angela Mittal (41-year-old) in their bedroom. On Friday, he was sentenced for life imprisonment with a minimum sentence of 16 years and eight months.
After stabbing his wife for more than 59 times - Brand tried to clean the spot and then called on the emergency number, asking for the police claiming that it was already late for Angela.
"This was a brutal assault carried out by Laurens Brand on his wife, Angela Mittal, during which she suffered 59 separate injuries," Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Mike Roddy, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit told media after the sentencing.
According to the UK police reports, Brand used two kitchen knives to repeatedly stab her. At some point, one knife got broken, so he fetched another one from the kitchen and then again resumed stabbing her. During the court hearing, UK police claimed that forensic evidence suggested that the victim was alive throughout most of the attack.