Harehills Man Jailed For Life For Murder of Jodi Miller, Leeds

Thursday 15 August 2019

A Leeds man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to the murder of a woman in an assault branded as 'horrific' by detectives.

Karar Ali Karar (29) was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today (Thursday 15 August) after pleading guilty to the murder of 21-year-old Jodi Miller at a flat in Harehills in February this year. 

He was told he will must serve a minimum 25 years 117 days in prison before he can be considered for release on prison licence. 

Police were called to an address on Back Milan Road Leeds at about 7.10pm on February 25 after the ambulance service located Ms Miller who had suffered multiple stab wounds at the address. 

Karar was quickly identified as a suspect and was arrested on suspicion of murder by officers attending the scene. 

Despite medical attention Jodi was later pronounced to have died from her injuries in hospital. 

Karar was charged two days later and remanded in custody as officers continued to investigate the death.

Detective Inspector Victoria Glover of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "We welcome the sentencing of Karar today for what was an horrific assault on a defenceless victim. 

"Her only provocation to him was to reject his unwanted sexual advances and for that she was subjected to a savage level of violence which tragically resulted in her losing her life. 

"Karar is a clearly an extremely dangerous man and we hope that seeing him convicted and behind bars may bring a measure of comfort to Jodi's loved ones. 

"We are thankful they have been spared the ordeal of a trial, and wish to commend their bravery through what has been a hugely traumatic time." 

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