Man jailed for 27 years for stabbing young Sheffield dad through the heart

A man who fatally stabbed a young dad in the heart in a revenge attack has been jailed for 27 years.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 3:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 3:50 pm
Khalid Mokadeh.
Khalid Mokadeh.

Khalid Mokadeh, 22, stabbed Sami Al-Saroori, 31, on September 9, 2017 outside a flat in Wensley Gardens, Burngreave.

Mr Al-Saroori died at hospital in the early hours of the following day as a result of a 15cm-deep knife wound that pierced his chest bone and penetrated his heart.

Sami Alsaroori and daughter Amelia.

Mokadeh, of The Oval, Sheffield, denied murder but was found guilty of manslaughter after a trial.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of wounding with intent and three charges of possession of a bladed article.

The court heard Mokadeh believed Mr Al-Saroori had ordered a shooting in June of the same year in which he, Mokadeh, was shot in the leg with a sawn-off shotgun.

More to follow.