HE was branded an obsessive boyfriend who snuffed out the life of his "lively and bright" girlfriend.
But now Naveed Naeem, who strangled beauty student Sabira Alam and dumped her body behind a wall on the moors at Buckstones, has been jailed for life.
And he went to jail with a judge telling him he must serve at least 20 years.
Naeem, of New Street, Milnsbridge, denied murdering 20-year-old Sabira Alam, but a jury at Bradford Crown Court took just 30 minutes to find him guilty of the April murder.
As judge James Stewart QC ordered 31-year-old Naeem to be taken down to the cells, the murderer shouted "You’re b******s – all of you!"
Naeem strangled Miss Alam, of Vernon Avenue, Greenhead Park, with a piece of clothing and stuffed her mouth with tissue paper to mask her screams.
When she was dead he bound her wrists and ankles and then dumped her behind a wall on the moor at Buckstones.
A dog-walker found the body on April 5.
When jailing Naeem, Judge Stewart QC said he had "snuffed out the life of a loving daughter and sister".
He said Miss Alam was a lively and bright 20-year-old who had everything to live for.
He added: "You were 10 years older than her when you started courting her and her parents didn’t know of the relationship.
"Had they done so they would have stopped it and she may well have been here today.
"Tragically she is not because you murdered her.
"The source of the trouble between you, I am quite satisfied, was your obsession that she was seeing other men.
"You gave her no space, texting her up to 90 times a day.
"You had no justification for such a belief.
"It could be that your fragile mental state caused you to suspect it although it was without foundation.
"She was very fond of you and loyal to you and this is how you repaid her."
Judge Stewart told the court he hoped Miss Alam’s family would now be able to have closure after her tragic death.
Judge Stewart sentenced Naeem to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 20 years, saying an aggravating feature of the murder was his attempt to hide Miss Alam’s body.
He said the jury had found and rejected Naeem’s defence and there had been "overwhelming forensic evidence".
But he said he had taken into consideration Naeem had previous good character.
Det Supt Paul Taylor, who was senior investigating officer in the case, said: "I am pleased with the sentence handed down by the court today, which rightly reflects the seriousness of this offence.
"Naeem became possessive and obsessive in his manner and consumed in his own self-made jealousy.
"This ultimately led to him killing Sabira Alam.
"He clearly planned her murder in a co-ordinated fashion and went to some length to conceal this from the police.
"The meticulous work of West Yorkshire Police’s scenes of crime officers and the forensic science service provided undeniable evidence that Naeem had in fact killed Sabira.
"I would like to pay tribute to Sabira’s family who have conducted themselves with enormous dignity during a time which must have been horrific for them.
"I am sure their lives have been altered forever, but I wish them the best for the future."