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Teenager jailed for east London imam killing

A teenager has been jailed for five years for stabbing his stepfather to death in an argument over a television set.

Moynul Haque, 18, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 43-year-old Mohammed Zillur-Rahman, an imam at Chadwell Heath mosque, east London.

Haque was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court in north London to five years in prison for the killing.

The 182 days he has already spent in custody will be deducted.

A dispute broke out at the family home in Barking last October after Haque moved a television into his bedroom.

He picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed Mr Zillur-Rahman through the heart.

The court previously heard Haque was crying afterwards, asking: "What did I do?"

In a statement to police, Haque said his stepfather had tried to hit him with a curtain pole.

He said: "He was so angry. I ran into the kitchen and picked up a knife to prevent my father assaulting me.

"He came after me and I saw him collapse. I was acting in self-defence."

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