Richard Nyawanda Otunga guilty of Shamim Gabriel murder

Richard Nyawanda Otunga Image copyright Met police
Image caption Richard Nyawanda Otunga stabbed Shamim Gabriel more then 30 times in their Northolt home

A husband who stabbed his wife more than 30 times after he claimed she attacked him with a knife has been found guilty of her murder.

Richard Nyawanda Otunga, 37, from Northolt, killed her in a jealous rage as he thought she was having affairs with other men, police said.

He stabbed Shamim Gabriel, 33, the mother of their eight-year-old daughter, at their north-west London home on 29 December.

He was found guilty at the Old Bailey.

Following the stabbing in their Northolt home, Otunga then called his father-in-law to tell him they had had an argument.

'Controlling man'

He had claimed his wife tried to attack him with a knife which he took off her and, in the course of the struggle, she was stabbed over 30 times, Scotland Yard said.

Following his conviction, Metropolitan Police Det Ch Insp Chris Jones said: "Richard Otunga was a jealous, controlling man who could not accept his wife having any contact with other men.

"Otunga tried to convince the jury that he had feared an immediate threat of violence from his wife and then lost control.

"The jury clearly did not accept this."

Otunga, of Taywood Road, will be sentenced on Monday.

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