Life term for Sheffield baseball bat killer

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The older brother of a man beaten to death by a former friend with a baseball bat in a ‘savage’ attack in Sheffield says he misses him ‘every day’.

Alan Yousiefi was at Sheffield Crown Court to see Nawzad Kamal jailed for life for murdering his brother Bahman Yusif Amin, 34. Kamal must serve at least 20 years.

“Bahman was much loved, and his family and friends have found it hard to come to terms with the way he was taken from us,” Alan said afterwards.

“While the verdict is of some comfort, it will never bring Bahman back. I miss him every day.”

Both Mr Amin, who lived in Firth Park, and his killer were Iraqi Kurds who sought asylum in the UK in 1999 and 2002. They had been best of friends until they fell out over girlfriends.

Senior investigating officer Det Insp Jade Brice said it was a dispute that ‘escalated out of all proportion’.

Jurors took just three hours to convict Kamal, of Montfort Drive, Pitsmoor, of the murder, which happened opposite his flat on grassland in Andover Street, Pitsmoor, in June this year.

“This was a brutal and violent attack in broad daylight, witnessed by a large number of people,” said the officer.

“I have no doubt they will have been distressed by what they saw.

“The pathologist who carried out a post-mortem examination on Mr Amin found he must have been struck at least 28 times.

“It was a sustained and very forceful assault, carried out with no regard for human life.”

Kamal, aged 39, of Montfort Drive, Pitsmoor, showed no emotion as he was found guilty of murder.

The judge Mr Justice Keith told him: “This wasn’t just murder, it was carnage. You were prepared to fight Bahman Amin to end things once and for all.”