Geeta Aulakh: fourth man guilty of machete murder

Geeta Aulakh Geeta Aulakh died in November 2009 after being attacked in west London

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A fourth man has been found guilty of murdering a young mother butchered with a machete.

Mother-of-two Geeta Aulakh, 28, had her hand severed during the attack in Greenford, west London, in 2009.

The judge ruled that the group's getaway driver Harpreet Singh, 21, must serve at least 22 years in jail.

Ms Aulakh's husband, Harpreet Aulakh, 32, ordered the murder after she asked for a divorce. He was sentenced to a minimum of 28 years prison in December.

Judge David Paget told Singh, from Slough in Berkshire, on Friday: "It is difficult to think of a more vicious and brutal way of killing anybody.

"You were prepared to do this to help Harpreet Aulakh rid himself of a beautiful young wife and mother who he believed, quite wrongly, had been unfaithful to him."

Ms Aulakh's family applauded the verdict and were offered sympathy by the judge, who said: "What they have gone through, and continue to go through for the rest of their lives, one can only imagine."

Sher Singh, 19, of Southall, west London, and Jaswant Dhillon, 30, of Ilford, east London, were also ordered to serve 22 years in December.

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