Stoke Newington man found guilty of murdering wife
PUBLISHED: 17:37 12 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:38 12 February 2014
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A man has been found guilty today of stabbing his wife to death.
Muhamet Hoti, 44, of Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, was found guilty of the murder of his wife Ganimete following a trial at the Old Bailey.
Mrs Hoti, 42, died after being stabbed by her husband at their home where they lived with their three children on the morning of February 11, 2013.
After he had attacked her, Hoti called police to his house. They arrived at approximately 9.50am and found Mrs Hoti with stab wounds.
Hoti told attending officers ‘I killed her’.
Mrs Hoti was pronounced dead around 50 minutes later by London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, who were called to the scene.
A post-mortem examination at Poplar mortuary on February 12 found that Mrs Hoti died of multiple stab wounds.
Hoti was charged with murder on February 12, 2013.
Det Insp Euan McKeeve said: “Today’s verdict will offer little comfort to the family and children of Ganimete Hoti. I am pleased the jury was able to make their decision based on the evidence we presented. Domestic violence in all its forms is abhorrent and cannot be tolerated in any society. No-one should have to endure what Ganimete did and I hope the conviction today sends out a clear message that the Met Police will continue to relentlessly pursue perpetrators of domestic violence through the courts and any other channels available. I hope Muhamet Hoti reflects fully on the consequences of his actions every waking hour.”
Hoti will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on February 27.