Man found guilty of murder of father-of-four in Dudley
*UPDATE: Choudhary was jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday 1 November*
A man has been found guilty of the murder of 34-year-old Yasir Hussain outside a takeaway in Dudley in December last year.
Nabeel Choudhary, 21, has been convicted over the death of Yasir during a disorder in Central Drive, Lower Gornal.
Yasir, a father-of-four from Burnley, had been in a car with his cousin, who worked as a delivery driver, on the evening on 4 December. They had completed one delivery when the car they were in was rammed by a van while they were parked up outside a takeaway.
They managed to escape from the car and his cousin fled for his life, Yasir did not get away and was stabbed three times in the back. Despite the best efforts of paramedics at the scene, Yasir sadly died of his injuries.
The court heard how the tragic events of that night stemmed from an ongoing violent family feud between two families in the Dudley area. Days before Choudhary had attempted to run another member of an opposing family over.
A painstaking police investigation ensued and following a three week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Choudhary of Hope Street, West Bromwich was found guilty of murder and attempted grievous bodily harm. He will be sentenced on Friday morning.
A 24-year-old man also on trial was cleared of murder.
A statement issued by Yasir’s sister, Yasmin, read: “As a family, we are still broken and destroyed by his death. It was unnecessary and cruel. We have travelled from Lancashire every day to hear the evidence. We needed to know what happened and more importantly, why.
“Yasir was a kind and gentle man. He was married to Tanveer and they have four beautiful children together. She has lost her husband and best friend, the children have lost their loving father.
“Our mother Tazim is haunted every day, having to go through the memory of seeing her son in the mortuary. Her life is destroyed and she just wants to be left alone. Something is missing from her heart.
“Our brother Nasar doesn’t talk. He doesn’t know how to express his pain. He is torn between trying to show everybody how strong he is to actually accepting what’s happened.
“No sentence that is passed will every change things and bring Yasir back, we know that. Only those involved with know what happened that night and they have to live knowing what it has done to our close and loving family.
“It has taken all of my strength to write this. We all love you and we are proud to have you as our son, father, husband and brother. Our lives as a family revolved around you. Everything has changed and we know it will never be the same again."
Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from the force’s homicide team, said: “This is another tragic example of the consequences of carrying weapons. It was an argument between feuding extended family members and I do not believe Yasir was the intended target. His family are devastated by his death and it leaves four young children without their dad.
“My thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time, I hope the outcome today offers some comfort to them.
“We know there were other people involved in this violent incident and our investigation is ongoing."