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Telford father 'killed daughter in row over TV noise'

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A "DOMINEERING" Shropshire father, who had a "nasty temper", murdered his daughter in an argument over a TV being too loud, a court heard today.

A "DOMINEERING" Shropshire father, who had a "nasty temper", murdered his daughter in an argument over a TV being too loud, a court heard today.

Gurmeet Singh Ubhi strangled his 24-year-old daughter Amrit Kaur Ubhi at the family home when he was woken up after he finished working a night shift, a jury at Leicester Crown Court was told.

He then made several phone calls to family, friends and his bosses at Sainsbury's while Amrit lay dead on the dining room floor at the home in Berberis Road, Leegomery, the court was told

Ubhi drove to a police station to report his daughter was dead, the jury heard.

The 54-year-old denies murdering his daughter on September 7 last year.

Miss Rachel Brand, prosecuting, told the court: "The defendant strangled her with his bare hands and left her body in the house, in the dining room.

"He did say something in the message and in the conversation with his sister-in-law about an argument with Amrit because the music on the TV was too loud.

"He then got into his car and drove to a nearby police station in Wellington.

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"It seems that his defence to the charge of murder is that she initially attacked him and then he put his hands over her throat to defend himself."

Miss Brand told the jury Ubhi was known to be possessive of Satinder Kaur — his first wife and mother of Miss Kaur — and in 1997 the marriage broke down.

The jury was told the defendant then married a second woman in 2001, Parmajit Kaur, but was jailed for four years in 2004 after admitting repeatedly attacking her with a chisel.

She said: "It shows very clearly that this man is a man who is capable of losing his temper in a very drastic fashion in the context of a domestic argument."

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Miss Brand added: "He also did not like the fact that she had a white English boyfriend who she had been seeing for a number of years - a serving soldier called Stuart Loakes."

During his spell in prison, his daughter and first wife began to visit him and by August 2009 he had moved back in with them, the court was told.

The trial continues.

By Jason Lavan

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