An Indian-origin man, Mitesh Patel, has been convicted of murdering his Indian-origin wife, Jessica Patel, at their Middlesbrough residence in UK.
The UK court which convicted Mitesh found that he had plotted to kill his wife for years, and had plans to immigrate to Australia to be with his boyfriend, Dr. Amit Patel, who he had met on gay dating app, Grindr.
Mitesh planned to raise Jessica's baby with Dr. Patel
Despite his streak of infidelity, and despite being 'in love' with Dr. Patel, Mitesh convinced Jessica to have a baby using IVF. This resulted in three embryos which currently are life frozen at a Darlington clinic.
Mitesh's grand plan was to murder Jessica, claim her life insurance of £2mn, and move to Australia to raise the baby with Dr. Patel, who lives in Sydney.
"From various life insurance policies Mitesh Patel stood to profit from his wife's death to the tune of £2 million. He was planning to use that money to start a new life in Australia shared with...Dr. Amit Patel," said Nicholas Campbell, the prosecutor.