This case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 0%, but it still seems very culturally enriched. After all, Mr. Abrahimzadeh was reported to have said that “he would rather kill a family member than be dishonoured by them.”
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this news video from Adelaide Now:
Below are excerpts from the accompanying article from News.com.au:
I Am Also a Victim, Tyrannical Wife Murderer Zialloh Abrahimzadeh Tells His Son
IN a ranting letter to his son, murderous husband Zialloh Abrahimzadeh condemns those who “put wealth and materialism” before “integrity, principles and dignity”.
Yet Abrahimzadeh did exactly that when he murdered his wife, Zahra, in front of 300 shocked witnesses inside the Adelaide Convention Centre in March 2010.
He was, at the time, obsessed with the belief that she had blocked the sale of their Iranian home and denied him thousands of dollars.
Yesterday, Supreme Court judge John Sulan jailed Abrahimzadeh, 57, for at least 26 years.
He said there was no doubt the March 2010 crime was the deliberate act of an “autocratic” man who repeatedly abused his family.
He said the letter, sent by Abrahimzadeh to his son, Arman, showed his lack of remorse.
“It demonstrates how you are completely self-absorbed and fail to have any regret for the misery you have caused to your family,” Justice Sulan said.
In the letter, released to The Advertiser, Abrahimzadeh tells Arman he “deplores” enemies “who laid the foundation” for the murder.
“I condemn those who put wealth and materialism ahead of integrity, principles and dignity,” he says.
He blames Zahra and her family for driving him “towards insanity” by denying him three quarters of the equity in their former Iranian home. “How much do you think the body and mind of a human being can tolerate?” he says.
“How long can a human being live with fear and anxiety, and with no security?”
Abrahimzadeh fills 1½ pages with details of the family’s possessions, including televisions, jewels and gold. “I will not allow anybody to take what is rightfully ours,” he says.
“When someone is trying to destroy you in any possible way, you would defend yourself and sometimes this defence results in the destruction of the opposing party.”
He closes the letter by asking Arman “as an Eastern man” to judge him fairly.
“In any case, I am really sorry about what happened,” he says.
“I think I am also a victim of what happened.”
In sentencing, Justice Sulan said Zahra’s decision to divorce Abrahimzadeh also fuelled his murderous mentality.
He rejected Abrahimzadeh’s claim that, at the time of the stabbing, he was hallucinating about his youngest daughter, Anita, being attacked by “dark, ugly men”.
“That was, in my view, fanciful ... I am satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that your act was premeditated and deliberate,” he said.
He also took into account incidents when Abrahimzadeh:
SLAPPED his wife and daughters on the face and shoulders.
THREW Zahra into a window.
BROKE a cordless telephone aerial across Atena’s throat.
WHIPPED Atena with a belt for an hour.
SMOTHERED Atena with a pillow.
DEMANDED Atena beg, on her knees, for his forgiveness.
BURNED Atena’s fingers for biting her nails.
VERBALLY abused Arman.
VOWED to kill his entire family by burning their house down while they were inside.
SAID he would rather kill a family member than be dishonoured by them.
Hat tip for the article: Russkiy.