Failed Afghan asylum seeker Farhad Safi has been jailed for life for murdering his 21-year-old wife because of fears that a divorce would lead to his deportation.
The 22-year-old Safi stabbed his wife, Orina Morawiec, to death at their Lewisham home on August 13, 2013. At the Old Bailey on Friday, the court sentenced Safi to life in prison, with a minimum of 17 years.
Morawiec’s mother had arranged to meet her daughter the next day but after she failed to show up she went to the couple’s house in Lewisham where there was no answer.
Safi was found walking along the A20 dual carriageway near the entrance of the Channel Tunnel in Kent two days later, according to the Metropolitan Police.
Morawiec, whose Polish, converted to Islam after the two were married, but their relationship quickly deteriorated due to Safi’s controlling and jealous behaviour.
Safi became angry when his wife wore make-up or went to see her friends, and threatened to kill her if she left the house.
Safi had previously been denied asylum in the UK, and was only able to stay once he became the spouse of a European national.