Man detained after stabbing wife to death in Wolverhampton

Scene of crime officer at the property in Wolverhampton The woman was stabbed 18 times, police said

Related Stories

A man who stabbed his wife to death has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.

Behnam Shiraziyan, from Iran, was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court of fatally stabbing Shadi Afrouzi, 36.

Shiraziyan carried out the attack in the couple's flat in Newhampton Road West on 29 December, 2011, before stabbing himself.

Mrs Afrouzi, who had 18 stab wounds to her chest and abdomen, was tended to by paramedics but died at the scene.

The couple, who arrived in the UK from Iran in 2009, had been granted asylum status until 2016, a spokesman said.

Det Sgt Mick Griffiths, who lead the investigation, called it a "tragic case" and said the incident had followed a shopping trip to buy decorations for their new home, which they moved into two months earlier.

"We do not know what triggered Behnam to kill his wife and then attempt to take his own life," he said.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Birmingham & Black Country

Weather

Birmingham

Min. Night 0 °C

Features

  • Member of staff at The National Archives in KewFree information?

    The reaction when 13 departments were sent the same FOI request


  • Andy Murray in action in the Australian Open semi finalTeam tennis

    Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage


  • Dippy on display in the Hintze Hall. Photo by Nathalie DiazFarewell to Dippy

    Your stories of the most famous dinosaur in Kensington


  • Motorists make their way over Hannahstown Hill on January 29, 2015 in Belfast, In pictures

    Wintry images of UK's most widespread snow so far this year


  • Composite picture of David Cameron and Nick Clegg on separate official visitsMarginal choices?

    New funds for your town - but is visiting minister after your vote?


Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.