Accountant who has wiped his wife to death and strangled in a fight about her & # 39; sexual demands & # 39; and wanted to move in with her sister, was imprisoned for 23 years
An accountant who killed his wife while their children slept and buried her in their backyard with the misguided hope of a relationship with her sister, will spend at least 23 years in a West Australian prison.
Ahmed Dawood Seedat, 37, pleaded guilty to murdering 32-year-old Fahima Yusuf at their home in Carlisle on August 31, 2018.
He was convicted Monday in the West Australian Supreme Court to live behind bars, with justice Bruno Fiannaca describing the murder as brutal, heartless and cowardly.
Ahmed Dawood Seedat (left) made & # 39; disturbing & # 39; online searches, including burying a person before killing his wife Fahima Yusuf (right)
Yusuf's body was found four days after her murder in a shallow grave in their backyard
He said that Seedat had planned the murder for weeks and had selfish motives.
Justice Fiannaca said Seedat had previously searched online for hair-raising terms such as & # 39; cremating a body & # 39 ;, & # 39; best place to disable someone & # 39; and bury someone alive.
He said Seedat beat his wife with a wheel brace for eight years while she slept.
Mrs. Yusuf woke up after the first blow but was vulnerable and easily overwhelmed by him as he continued his attack, Judge Fiannaca said.
Seedat then choked or choked Yusuf and buried her in a hole made by a contractor who was told to install a swimming pool for his two and five year old children.
Seedat claimed that her last words were that she loved him, but Justice Fiannaca said she only showed her horror and despair to prevent him from killing her and the betrayal she felt.
Yusuf (photo left) and Seedat (photo right) lived in the Perth suburb of Perth with their two children, two and five years old.
The hole was dug by a contractor who was told to install a children's pool, the court heard (pictured: Mr. Seedat and the backyard of Yusuf being offered for sale)
The cause of death of Yusuf remains undetermined, but justice Fiannaca said she had cracks in her head and body and had sand in her mouth but not in her airways.
After Mrs. Yusuf's death, Seedat lied to explain her absence, she told friends and neighbors that she had gone to the UK for eye surgery and her sister said she had left him.
Seedat also asked a friend to call Mrs. Yusuf's interstate father and pretend to be a police officer.
Justice Fiannaca said it was part of the narcissistic traits of Seedat, that he thought people would believe his lies and that he would get away with the crime.
& # 39; It was technically awkward, but it was calculated behavior, & # 39; he said.
Mrs. Yusuf was missing four days after her death and the police found her body the next day.
Seedat intended to pursue a relationship with his sister-in-law, whom he described as his best friend, but she considered him a brother.
& # 39; You foresaw a future with your sister-in-law … you had become emotionally dependent on her, & # 39; said Justice Fiannaca.
Seedat also searched online: & # 39; Can you marry your brother-in-law if your sister is dead Muslim? & # 39;
Justice Fiannaca said that Seedat had denied both children to his parents, but accepted that he was sorry.
Seedat is separately confronted with fraud, with allegations that he has stolen $ 5.7 million.
Piles of land were dug up in the backyard of the house as part of the extensive police investigation
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