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9 November 2012, 10:41
An Asylum seeker, who murdered his ex-girlfriends sister and her friend after she wouldn’t get back with him, has been jailed for life.
Afghan national Ahmed Otak laughed and spat on 17 year old Kimberley Frank's body after stabbing her 15 times at her home while her sister Elisa watched helplessly.
He then tied his ex partner up with electrical flex and lured her friend Samantha Sykes, 18, to Kimberley's flat in Wakefield.
21 year old Otak, plunged the knife into Miss Sykes around 30 times before slitting her throat.
He took her car, abducted Elisa, 19, and drove to Dover in a failed bid to flee to France hidden in a lorry.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at a previous hearing at Leeds Crown Court.
A judge at Leeds Crown Court ordered Otak to serve a minimum of 34 years in jail and described him as an “inadequate, controlling man” who “out of childish jealousy and vicious spite murdered two women in cold blood”.
West Yorkshire Police's senior investigating officer, DCI Simon Atkinson, said: “While today's sentences will not bring back either Samantha or Kimberley, they will ensure that a very dangerous man rightly spends a very long time in prison.
“I would also like to pay tribute to the remarkable bravery and dignity shown by the families of both Samantha and Kimberley. They have been a real credit to themselves and the two girls and one cannot begin to imagine the pain and suffering that they have and continue to endure.”