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Default Asylum seeker from Sudan stabbed female, 21, to death in ‘explosive rage’ after she refused sex


Killer stabbed woman, 21, to death in ‘explosive rage’ after she refused sex
Friday 16 Aug 2019 12:04 am

A killer who savagely murdered a woman in an ‘explosive rage’ after she refused to have sex with him has been jailed for life. Karar Ali Karar, 29, stabbed Jodi Miller, 21, with a kitchen knife 15 times to the head and body to ‘teach her a lesson’ after she repeatedly rejected his sexual advances in a Leeds flat. The drug-fueled attack, which took place on February 26 this year in front of a 15-year-old schoolboy, was so vicious that it broke the murder weapon into three pieces. It took place at the home of a friend of Miss Miller where she would often meet with a group. Karar, who lived in the flat above with Abdi Dhoobe, was on the ‘periphery’ of the group and began pestering Miss Miller for sex in the days leading up to the violence, Leeds Crown Court heard. Prosecuting, Jason Pitter QC, said: ‘He was becoming increasingly desperate, frustrated and ultimately angry in his efforts, even offering her money to do so.

Miss Miller was understandably having none of it and displayed no interest in the defendant whatsoever.’ On February 26, a fight broke out in the basement flat as others warned Karar to leave her alone, saying she was ‘not that type of person’. CCTV footage showed Karar leave and come back to the flat several times, before arming himself with a kitchen knife from his own home and returning to kill his victim. Mr Pitter said: ‘He was so enraged and frustrated by her rejection that he decided, in his mind, to teach her a lesson. To confront her and ultimately kill her.’ Miss Miller attempted to flee the property, but was tripped up by Karar, who told police he stabbed her because she had slapped him. At one point, Karar, who was an asylum seeker who had come to the UK from Sudan four years ago to escape political persecution, paused the violence to kick his victim and call her a ‘prostitute’.

Mr Dhoobe, another man and a 15-year-old boy attempted to help but failed to save Miss Miller, who died in hospital following the three-minute attack. Karar, who suffered from mental health problems which were worsened by his abuse of drugs and alcohol, threatened to kill them and warned them not to ‘snitch’ as he left. Sentencing Karar, Judge Rodney Jameson QC said: ‘There appears to have been something of a break in your attack before you kicked her, calling her a prostitute. ‘There is a bitter irony in that. You attacked her precisely because she was not prepared to act in that way, which is what you were demanding.’ Karar was given a life sentence after pleading guilty to murder yesterday. He must serve a minimum of 25 years in prison.

Sentencing Karar, Judge Jameson said: ‘You asked her for sex. She had a partner and she was not interested in you in that way and she made that plain. ‘You reacted in explosive rage to an entirely proper refusal to engage with you sexually. ‘Her death was not immediate. Unhappily she was still conscious for a while after to say that she was dying. ‘Her suffering and terror at that point can only be imagined.’
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