Pharmacist showed no mercy as wife fought for life, court told - expressandstar.com

Pharmacist showed no mercy as wife fought for life, court told - expressandstar.com

A gay pharmacist who strangled his wife showed her no mercy as she fought for her life, her sister told a court.

Mitesh Patel, 37, injected Jessica Patel with insulin to subdue then choked her with a Tesco bag at her Middlesbrough home in May.

Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday. He was plotted to kill her for years and wanted to start a new life in Australia with his boyfriend and a £ 2 million insurance payout.

Jessica Patel
Jessica Patel (Cleveland Police / PA)

The victim's younger sister Divya read a statement on behalf of the victim's sisters and close cousin's ahead of the sentence, saying, "The one thing we hope for, and one that does not suffer.