Man killed wife and dumped her body in a car park after suspecting she was cheating

November 8, 2017 6:29 pm

A care home boss bludgeoned his wife to death suspecting she had been having an affair before dumping her body in a Lidl car park, a court heard.

Birmingham Crown Court was told Norbert Chikerema struck Nyasha Kahari more than 40 times with a number of weapons including an axe.

A jury was told he later drove her body to a Lidl car park in Marston Green near Solihull, West Midlands, and abandoned the vehicle.

Police officers found the 35-year-old victim in the car with her seat belt still on.

Chikerema, 43, from Quinton, Birmingham, denies murder.

Kevin Hegarty QC, prosecuting, told the court the accused had hired a private detective to follow his wife.

He alleged the couple left their home in their Nissan car at around 7.30pm on January 29 to visit three addresses.

The Birmingham Mail reports the court was told the alleged attack took place at around 11pm as they were due to return home.

He said:

“When he attacked her she was sitting in the front passenger seat of their Nissan car. He used an axe to strike his wife over and over again.
“The blows were aimed principally at her neck and her head.
“She died in the car with her seat belt on. She could not get away. She was strapped in the car and she was effectively defenceless.”

The jury was told the defendant tilted the passenger seat down and covered the body with a blanket before returning home to change his blood-stained clothes.

He then allegedly used the axe to attack two cars of men he believed to be in relationships with his wife.

Mr Hegarty said Chikerema then drove the body to the car park at around 4am.

The trial continues.

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