Husband accused of murdering wife with help of his brother ‘used her phone to send himself texts’ 言って: ‘Don’t contact me. I have a boyfriend and soon will leave infidel country’
A husband accused of murdering his wife took her phone and sent messages to himself claiming she ‘had a boyfriend’ and ‘would leave the country’, prosecutors have claimed.
Nezam Salangy, 44, is alleged to have killed his wife Zobaidah at their pizza takeaway in Bromsgrove, ウスターシャー, 3月 2020.
His younger brothers Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 33, and Mohammed Ramin Salangy, 31, are charged with assisting an offender.
It is alleged that the men took Mrs Salangy’s dead body from the Prego Pizza takeaway and drove it to a countryside spot where they buried it in a shallow grave.
Her body was finally found covered in branches and wrapped in a duvet cover and bin bags on October 16, after police missed the location for six months.
Nezam Salangy, 44, is alleged to have murdered his wife Zobaidah before taking her phone and sent messages to himself claiming she ‘had a boyfriend’ and ‘would leave the country’
In court yesterday, prosecutors claimed Nezam Salangy drove out to areas in the West Midlands and Birmingham in the days after his wife’s disappearance, allegedly in possession of her phone.
The court heard that data showed Nezam Salangy’s car telematics placed him in the same location as his missing wife’s phone, including on Smethwick High Street.
Messages sent to Nezam Salangy’s phone from Mrs Salangy’s at the time were read out in court, 一言で: ‘Don’t contact me anymore. I have a boyfriend and soon will leave infidel country. Go away, I have boyfriend and don’t need you anymore.’
Another claims that she ‘never liked UK’.
‘When Nezam travelled to Saltley, so did Zobaidah’s phone,’ Simon Denison QC, 起訴, 裁判所に言った.
It is alleged that the men took Mrs Salangy’s dead body from the Prego Pizza takeaway (写真) and drove it to a countryside spot where they buried it in a shallow grave
‘The prosecution says it’s further evidence that he was in possession of her phone and writing all those messages to her but also from her.’
Mrs Salangy’s phone and SIM card have never been found, 陪審員は聞いた.
Mr Denison said that after Nezam Salangy was arrested on April 4, he told officers that he ‘was confident his wife was still alive and would return home’.
He added that Nezam Salangy said his wife ‘left him because she no longer wanted to live in the UK and wanted him to sell the house’.
‘Nezam said she had mental health problems but was scared to go to the doctor,’ Mr Denison said.
‘He said he’d not seen her self-harm but she was very angry and didn’t like living in the country.’
The jury at Worcester Crown Court was also shown a series of CCTV images from the night of March 28 into March 29, 2020, when prosecutors allege Nezam Salangy and his brother Mohammed Ramin Salangy buried Mrs Salangy.
Footage from homes and businesses along the three-mile route between Prego Pizza on Austin Road, Bromsgrove, and Copyholt Lane, where Mrs Salangy was buried, show a light coloured car heading out at just after midnight and returning at just after 3am.
Her body was finally found covered in branches and wrapped in a duvet cover and bin bags on October 16 near Copyholt Lane, after police missed the location for six months
Data from phones used by Nezam Salangy and Mohammed Ramin Salangy were also used by police to place the pair along the route and at the burial site area, 陪審員は聞いた.
Mr Denison put it to the jury that the two men had returned from Copyholt Lane to Prego Pizza at around 3am for around 20 分, then headed back out to Copyholt Lane before returning back at 4:20午前.
Mr Denison said: ‘The prosecution say that you can be sure, that in that 20 minutes they were at Prego Pizza, they were preparing to move and then moving Zobaidah’s body in the Nissan Micra to be taken and disposed of in the grave they dug in Copyholt Lane.
‘Having been back to Prego Pizza to bind and collect her, they took her out in the car and that activity recorded is when they were burying the body at 4.20am.’
The court has been told that Nezam Salangy’s other brother, Mohammed Yasin Salangi, who is also accused of assisting an offender, had remained in Caerphilly, near Cardiff, during the night of the alleged burial.
The jury was told that during a police interview with Nezam’s brother, Mohammed Ramin Salangy, officers asked him if he’d got involved with something due to ‘family loyalty’.
Mr Denison said: ‘Mohammed Ramin said Nezam had told him that Zobaidah was dead. He said Mohammed Yasin had told him that she had killed herself.
‘He said Nezam took her somewhere. She was placed in the car wrapped in bedding material so he didn’t see her face.’
Mr Denison added that police showed Mohammed Ramin Salangy maps of the area but he didn’t know where they had been.
The prosecution said that when Mohammed Yasin Salangi was interviewed, he told police that on March 28 he got a call from his family in Afghanistan to say his brother and wife had argued.
Mr Denison said: ‘Mohammed Yasin said he wouldn’t interfere and that he didn’t have a good relationship with Nezam.
‘He said Nezam called him and said the oven wasn’t working and asked to bring a part to the shop.’
Mohammed Yasin Salangi told police that their mother had later called them and he’d said ‘they couldn’t go in any event due to Covid’, Mr Denison said.
During the police interview, Mohammed Yasin Salangi said a cab driver had turned up and his brother went to Bromsgrove while he stayed in Wales.
The court heard that Mohammed Yasin Salangi told police that when he spoke to Mohammed Ramin Salangy the next day, his brother said ‘they’re stupid people but there’s absolutely nothing going on and they’re fine’.
Nezam Salangy, of Austin Road, Bromsgrove, 殺人を否定する.
Mohammed Yasin Salangi and Mohammed Ramin Salangy, both of Adamscroft Place, ケアフィリー, deny assisting an offender.