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Iranian-Swede murdered wife: She was 'too old' and disliked her make up, perfume

Convicted of killing wife.
Convicted of killing wife.
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As the Swedish newspaper Expressen reported on Jan. 28, 2014, an Iranian-Swede was found guilty in the murder of his wife, who he admittedly used as one of his excuses for the killing: she was "too old."

After first arrested for the murder of his wife last August, Mohsen Sodagari, 53, of the Muslim immigrant heavy city of Lund in southern Sweden was found guilty and sentenced to 16 years for the slashing and stabbing murder of his wife, whose name has not been released to the public.

After police received an emergency phone call for a concerned neighbor during the afternoon of Aug. 23, 2013, of a "bleeding woman" at the front door of her apartment, police arrived to find the wife lying in a pool of her own blood, and found Sodagari himself to be suffering from knife wounds.

His wife passed away the following morning in a Lund hospital.

Initially claiming that two masked men attacked them, Sodagari later recanted and confessed to the slaying of his wife.

The confessed murderer admitted he killed his wife due to her lying about her true age when they initially met two years ago.

Believing her to be either 41 or 42-years-old, only when he was told that she was actually 45 and consequently too old to bear children did Sodagari become overcome with anger not only with being lied to but that he would also never father children by her.

It was then that Sodagari took a kitchen knife to kill her while she was resting in their apartment's bedroom.

Only after the initial knife became useless due to his strikes and slashes against his wife caused the edged weapon to bend out of shape and eventually snapped in two.

Returning to the kitchen to fetch more improvised weapons, did his wife struggle to the front door, screaming all the while.

Reportedly, Sodagari attempted to commit suicide by stabbing himself. As Expressen also noted, Sodagari also fell back on rationalizing killing his wife due to his displeasure of her choices of make up and perfume.

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