UK: Man who killed his wife said he’s been plagued by visions of a jinn

Ahmed Al-Khatib admits killing Rania Alayed, 25, of Beechfield Street, Cheetham Hill, and burying her in a copse on the A19 in North Yorkshire in June last year. Her body has not been found.

Mr Al-Khatib, 34, denies murder on mental health grounds, saying he was hearing voices and seeing frightening visions in the build-up to the killing.

He described being plagued by visions of a jinn from the age of six. He told court the jinn took on the shapes of relatives, animals and a “devil” – even leaving “fingermarks” around his neck – and goaded him to commit suicide.

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