Man jailed for life after stabbing younger brother in back during drunken row

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Thamraze Khan has been jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years after being found guilty of murdering his brother during an alcohol-fuelled argument. (SWNS)
Thamraze Khan has been jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years after being found guilty of murdering his brother during an alcohol-fuelled argument. (SWNS)

A man who stabbed his younger brother to death during an alcohol-fuelled row has been jailed for life. 

Thamraze Khan, 31, knifed brother Kamran, 28, in the back before asking police: "What am I going to say to my dad?"

He has now been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years behind bars after being found guilty of murder following a two-week trial. 

But Sheffield Crown Court heard that Khan's family have forgiven him.

A general view of Sheffield Crown Court, Sheffield.
Khan was found guilty after a two-week trial at Sheffield Crown Court. (PA)

The court heard that the night before the attack on 15 November last year, the brothers had attended a house party in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, before returning home drunk and getting into an argument.

CCTV showed Kamran Khan emerging from the address just eight minutes later before slumping to the ground.

A neighbour found him lying outside the flat in a pool of blood almost an hour later at around 2am and called 999, the court heard.

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When police arrived, they found him with serious injuries and despite efforts from officers and paramedics, he was pronounced dead.

Officers forced their way into the flat where they found blood stains throughout and Thamraze Khan wearing a latex glove which appeared to have blood inside.

He was arrested on suspicion of murder and as he was being led out of the flat, Khan was captured on a police body-cam asking officers: "Has my younger brother been stabbed?"

He told police he had had an argument with his brother earlier but said he didn’t know where he had gone, adding: "What am I going to say to my dad?"

During police interviews, Khan repeatedly asked officers if they were "sure" Kamran was dead and maintained he had nothing to do with it.

Speaking after Khan's sentencing Jude Ashmore, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "I would like to offer my condolences to Kamran’s family and friends as these proceedings will undoubtedly have been both difficult and distressing for them.

"To lose a loved one is always heartbreaking, but the circumstances of this case make it particularly upsetting for those affected, and my thoughts are with them all."

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