HMA v Abid, Hayat, Rauf 2019Ms Hayat and Ms Abid have had their appeal against sentence granted after their 25 year punishment part of their sentence has been reduced by one year. The co-accused were sentenced to serve 25 years in prison while the third co accused Mr Rauf was only sentenced to 24 years. The three co accused were found guilty of the murder of Ms Hayat’s husband.
The High Court confirmed that there was no basis to differentiating between the three accused. All three co accused appealed against their punishment part of their sentence was “excessive.” The trial judge after the three were found guilty at Glasgow High Court stated the attack was “sustained, relentless and merciless attack”. The murder began while Mr Hayat was lying sleeping and he sustained over 100 hits to his head. Both females were also convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice as they attempting to destroy evidence. Mr Rauf’s appeal against sentence was refused but the two females had their sentence reduced by one tear.