A mother who stabbed and beat her husband to death after she
suffered "frightening" abuse has been jailed.
Mother-of-five Rina Begum, 33, attacked husband Anhar Miah
with a knife, rolling pin and hammer at their home in East Ham,
east London, last April.
Mr Miah, 37, had physically abused her and kept Begum and her
children in "slum squalor", the Old Bailey heard.
She was found guilty of manslaughter by provocation and
sentenced to four years in prison.
Mr Miah suffered more than 100 injuries in what prosecutor
Michael Worsley QC called "a frenzied, sustained, ferocious
After Mr Miah's death, police found their flat littered with
dead mice and a repulsive stench, the court was told.
Begum initially denied knowing anything about what had
happened to her husband. She later told police that she had
suffered mental and physical abuse at his hands and feared for
Sentencing, Judge Richard Hone told her: "I accept that over
a number of years the relationship with your husband had been
deeply unhappy and indeed from time-to-time frightening."
He added: "I am wholly satisfied that you did feel degraded
and lost self-esteem."
The attack "exemplified the degree of loss of control and the
build-up of the provocation which led to this explosive
violence", the judge said.
"But you must appreciate the harm and damage you have done to
your five children and also to the family of Anhar."