The trial at Minshull Street Crown Court heard he smashed her head into a wardrobe, then stabbed her in the heart, back and lungs.
Dec 26 – Simon Brown, 27, from Fallowfield, was shot in the head at 5.30am in front of 200 partygoers at the Manchester Black Community Trust in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Safdar Hussein, 20, from Wanstead, was jailed for life for murder in Oct 2000. The trial was told Rayatt was from a rival drugs gang and had broken the jaw of Akhtar Hussain in a previous altercation.
Surfraz Ghaffur, 18, from Ilford, was jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Dec 25 – Jason Hill, 29, from Anstey, Leicester, was shot at The Eden nightclub in Leicester in the early hours.
Dec 11 – Stephen Hoggarth, 32, killed by a parcel bomb which went off at his home in Newbridge Hill, near Louth, Lincolnshire.
His son Callum, 3, was unhurt but was left with the body for three hours.
Dec 25 – Nicola Karen, 18, stabbed at a house in Droylsden, Manchester.