Breaking: Sheffield man found guilty of murdering wife, who was found with 270 injuries

Scene of a woman's murder on The Oval, Firth Park, Sheffield
Scene of a woman's murder on The Oval, Firth Park, Sheffield
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A man who killed his wife in a horror attack during which he inflicted 270 injuries has been found guilty of murder.

Jurors this afternoon found Thahi Harroba Manaa guilty of killing 28-year-old Sara Al Shourefi, who was left with a screwdriver embedded in her eye socket and her body was stuffed into a cupboard after the 105 minute attack.

They heard 37-year-old Manaa was a ‘controlling, possessive and jealous’ husband, who killed his wife with an assortment of weapons.

The jurors, who delivered a unanimous verdict, heard that Mrs Al Shourefi suffered ‘sadistic injuries’ inflicted with ‘severe force’.

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She was attacked with screwdrivers, an electric drill, two metal bars, a wooden shelf and a knife at the couple’s home in The Oval, Firth Park, on March 4 last year.

Nicholas Campbell QC, prosecuting, told Sheffield Crown Court neighbours heard the Koran being played at full blast, angry shouting coming from the property and the sound of someone being ‘beaten’ and ‘tortured’ on the day of the murder,

When he opened the case he said: “She had been hit over the head repeatedly with a variety of weapons.”

Mrs Al Shourefi was found with stab and puncture marks to her head and neck and lacerations, bruises and other abrasions.

She had also been kicked and stamped on.

A post mortem examination found Mrs Al Shourefi had died from blood loss, brain injuries and inhaling blood.

The court heard the couple, who had four children aged eight, six, four and two, were ‘stateless’ refugees who fled Kuwait for the UK in 2010.