A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his father following a 13-day trial at St Albans Crown Court.
The jury reached a unanimous verdict following evidence that showed the defendant had violently beaten his father to death inside the family home.
Husnein Amjad, aged 24, of Fuller Road, Watford, was sentenced today (Thursday 7 December) and will spend a minimum of 17 years in prison before he’s considered for parole.
Shortly after 6pm on 28 October, 2021, 52-year-old Amjad Hussain was found with serious injuries inside an upstairs bedroom by family members.
Officers were called, alongside colleagues from the ambulance service, but despite their best efforts Mr Hussain was sadly pronounced dead at 7.02pm.
Amjad was arrested and charged with his murder having previously visited Watford Police Station to hand himself in, unaware his father would later die at the scene.
Amjad pleaded guilty to manslaughter in April 2022 but denied murder.
The jury returned their verdict today before Judge John Hillen passed sentence shortly afterwards.
Detective Chief Inspector Sam Khanna, from the Major Crime Unit, said: “This was an assault within the family house that has sadly resulted in a family losing a husband and father.
“This has been an extensive investigation and a sad case that Amjad will now need to reflect on from behind bars. My thoughts remain with Mr Hussain’s family and friends at this difficult time and following today’s sentencing.”