A man who stabbed a Hemel Hempstead father to death has been jailed for life.
Mohammed Khalid, 27, was convicted of murdering David Molloy after a trial at Luton Crown Court last month.
At his sentencing on Thursday, September 13, Khalid was told by a judge that he must serve a minimum term of 22 years before he can be considered for parole.
Khalid, of no fixed address, was previously found guilty by a jury of stabbing 24-year-old Mr Molloy to death in the early hours of March 13 this year at Saturn Way.
Mr Molloy, 24, had stormed to the house of his on-off girlfriend after hearing Khalid was there.
He didn’t know was that Khalid was armed with a knife and in the moments that followed he was stabbed three times. One wound pierced his heart and he died shortly afterwards.
After the murder Khalid left Hemel and took a taxi to a house in Luton. He was arrested two days later in London near the Pakistani Embassy as he tried to get travel documents needed to leave the country.
After the hearing Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit who led the investigation said she was satisfied with the result: “I am pleased with the sentence handed down to Khalid today. I hope it provides some closure for David’s family, who have shown nothing but great dignity and composure throughout what has been an unimaginably distressing process.
“I know nothing will bring David back but I hope they feel justice has been done for their loved one now the perpetrator of this awful crime has been convicted.”