PHARMACIST GUILTY OF WIFE’S MURDER
A GAY pharmacist who plotted for years to kill his wife – so he could start a new life in Australia with his boyfriend, and a £2million life insurance payout – has been convicted of her murder.
Mitesh Patel, 37, injected his wife Jessica ( left) with insulin and strangled her with a Tesco bag-for-life at their Middlesbrough home, then staged a break-in to make it look like an intruder had attacked her and bound her with tape.
The couple ran a busy pharmacy together but their marriage was unhappy, with the hubby repeatedly seeking sex with men he met on the Grindr gay dating app.
And he was secretly in a relationship with his “soulmate” Dr Amit Patel, who had emigrated to Sydney and with whom he hoped to bring up his and Jessica’s IVF baby after her death.
Mitesh was convicted of her murder at Teesside Crown Court.
Mr Justice Goss said: “You will be sentenced to life imprisonment.
“I will also fix the minimum term you will have to serve before you can be considered for release in many years to come.”