A HUDDERSFIELD man who knifed his father to death has been jailed for life for his murder.
Dawood Ahmed, 34, a divorced father-of-two, attacked 67-year-old Sana Ullah at the home they shared in Bradford Road, Fartown, last September, Bradford Crown Court was told.
Ahmed, a barber, then tried to kill himself.
Prosecutor Adrian Waterman said Mr Ullah, who had been drinking heavily that night, suffered four stab wounds to his chest and was later found on a bed in the front room.
Ahmed, who told police he had been drinking vodka, stabbed himself in the chest three times after the killing.
But he later called an ambulance in the early hours of September 22.
Mr Waterman said Ahmed met the paramedics outside his home and was taken to hospital after saying there was no-one else there.
That evening Mr Ullah's brother visited the house and raised the alarm after seeing the body in the downstairs room.
When questioned by police, Ahmed, who had no previous convictions, denied being responsible. He even suggested that his brothers may have been involved in the killing.
But last week he pleaded guilty to murder.
Yesterday the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Stephen Gullick, said the only sentence for such an offence was life imprisonment.
The court heard that there had been a family dispute which had led to Mr Ullah moving into his son's house.
But barrister Julian Goose QC, for Ahmed, said their relationship had been a good one.
He said his client was suffering from anxiety and depression.
He highlighted an incident last July, when Ahmed tried to slit his throat with a cut-throat razor in front of customers and his father at their barbers' shop.
Mr Goose suggested the incident was caused by the "utter frustration and anxiety" over his life.
Mr Goose said Ahmed had no clear recollection of what had happened at the time of the murder, but he now accepted causing his father's death.
"Even now, he finds it difficult to accept what he must have done."
The court heard that at some stage Ahmed tried to cover up what had happened by putting a different knife into his dead father's right hand.
The minimum term Ahmed must spend in prison before being considered for parole is 13 years and 241 days.