Defendant Faces Up To 25 Years To Life In Prison At Sentencing
A Midwood man was convicted of second-degree murder of his wife at a bench trial in Brooklyn Supreme Court Thursday.
Noor Hussein, a seventy-five year-old Pakistani immigrant, was found to have beaten his sixty-six year-old wife to death three years ago as she lay in bed next to him. The defendant told police that he was angered that his wife prepared a vegetarian meal of lentils and that he wanted a meat dish of goat. Later that evening, as Nazar Hussain lay in bed, she was beaten to death with a blunt object by the defendant. The murder weapon has not been recovered. The victim died of bleeding to the brain.
“This is a horrific case of a woman beaten to death by her husband as she lay in bed,” said Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson. “The defendant now stands convicted of this senseless crime and must be punished.”
He now faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced next month.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joshua Charlton, of the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Sabeeha Madni, of the District Attorney’s Blue Zone Bureau, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Michelle Kaminsky, Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau, and the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney Wanda Lucibello, Chief of the District Attorney’s Special Victims Division.
The bench trial (no jury) was held before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Matthew D’Emic.