Man sentenced for murder after stabbing elderly victim 29 times

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Madni Ahmed
West Midlands Police

Madni Ahmed (20) has today been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 36 years. He was found guilty of murder following trial on 10 January 2019 at Birmingham Crown Court.

The jury heard how on the morning of 12 July 2018, Ahmed casually entered the home of the victims after discovering the door was unlocked. Upon entering the home, he attacked Faizaan Javed (18) whilst he slept and stabbed him 15 times. The victim suffered heavy internal bleeding and was hospitalised. He is permanently paralysed from the waist down as a result of the injuries.

Ahmed then attacked Riasat Bi (86) stabbing her 29 times with such force that some wounds almost penetrated her entire body. She died as a result of her injuries. Ahmed was confronted by a third family member who was woken by the screaming. It was then discovered that his intended target was Islam Javed, a former school friend, who Ahmed believed had stolen money from him.

Jason Corden-Bowen, from the CPS said: “This was a brutal attack where the offender stabbed both victims numerous times with a large blade measuring 12 inches.

“The CPS presented such a strong case of witness, forensic and CCTV evidence that despite pleading not guilty Ahmed never put forward a defence and never gave evidence.

“This has exacerbated the effect on the Javed family who have lost their grandmother in this horrific attack and Faizaan Javed who will never be able to walk again. Our thoughts today are with the family.”

Notes to editors

  • Jason Corden-Bowen is a District Crown Prosecutor with the CPS West Midlands
  • Madni Ahmed (13/03/1998) was convicted of murder and received life imprisonment with a minimum of term of 36 years
  • He was also convicted of the following:
    • Attempted murder - 30 years to run concurrent;
    • Affray - 2 years to run concurrent;
    • Possession of an Offensive Weapon - 3 years to run concurrent.


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