Jury out in trial of man accused of wife’s torture

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Jury members in the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife in a brutal attack at their Sheffield home are set to continue deliberating their verdict this morning.

The jury in the trial of Thahi Manaa must decide if the 37-year-old is guilty of the murder of his wife, Sara Al Shourefi, last March 4.

Manaa has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but denies murder.

Mrs Al Shourefi, aged 28, was left with a screwdriver embedded in her eye socket and her body was stuffed into a cupboard after the 105 minute attack.

Mrs Al Shourefi suffered ‘sadistic injuries’ inflicted with ‘severe force’ after she was attacked with screwdrivers, an electric drill, two metal bars, a wooden shelf and a knife at their home in The Oval, Firth Park.

The court heard that at the time of the attack, neighbours heard the Koran being played at full blast, angry shouting coming from the property and the sound of someone being ‘tortured’.