- Jamshaid Khan, 30, brutally stabbed his 27-year-old wife Milena Khan
- He lashed out after she refused to help with a visa application to stay in UK
- Stabbed her 13 times, inflicting fatal wound to heart and defensive injuries
- He denied murder but was convicted at Old Bailey and now faces life in jail
A Pakistani man who fatally stabbed his Bulgarian wife 13 times because she refused to help him stay in Britain is facing life behind bars.
Jamshaid Khan, 30, brutally stabbed 27-year-old masseuse Milena Khan repeatedly during a huge row over his visa application at their home in Forest Gate, south west London.
Khan was so desperate to avoid deportation that he had already started looking for a replacement bride by posing as a successful law graduate.
He told police that he acted in self-defence after his partner attacked him with the knife but was convicted of murder by a jury at the Old Bailey in London today. He will now be sentenced on Friday.
Pakistani-born Jamshaid Khan, 30 (left), faces life behind bars for brutally stabbing his 27-year-old wife Milena Khan (right) 13 times during a huge row over his visa at their home in Forest Gate, south west London
The court heard how Khan, described as 'erratic, manipulative and controlling', arrived in the UK in April 2011 on a study visa.
He married Milena in a Muslim ceremony in October 2012 before their civil wedding in December that year.
He had clearance to stay in the country until February 2013 but hoped he would obtain the right to remain because of his European wife.
However, concerns about the marriage being a 'sham' led to his application being repeatedly refused.
He appealed the decision and was asked to provide further documentation in July last year.
Milena, who worked as a masseuse in a sauna in Chalk Farm, refused to help him and moved out of their home in Forest Gate, the court heard.
Khan told friends on Facebook his wife was already dead and described her as a 'bitch' and a 'prostitute' to other young women.
He also sent abusive text messages questioning her about sexual contact with other men.
On January 28 last year, tensions came to a head and he attacked her with a knife during a row in the ground-floor bedroom of their home.
He stabbed his wife a total of 13 times, inflicting a fatal injury to the heart and defensive wounds to her hands and arms.
Prosecutor Lisa Wilding QC told the court: 'We suggest that he did so in a rage brought about because she had failed to assist him in his pursuit of a visa to reside in this country.
'He is, we will suggest to you, an obsessive and controlling man and on 28 January last year, perhaps realising he had lost control over her, whilst they were in the bedroom they once shared he attacked her with fatal consequences.
'He needed her help, he needed her co-operation and when ultimately she did not give it she had to pay the price with her life.'
After the attack, Khan ran outside and flagged down a passing car.
Paramedics went to the house and performed emergency heart surgery at the scene but Milena died in hospital a few hours later at 8.22pm.
Giving evidence in court, Khan denied the marriage was a sham and claimed his wife's death left him 'shattered'.
Denying murder, he claimed that she had attacked him with the knife and must have been injured during the struggle.
However, he was convicted of murder by the jury and is now likely to face life behind bars when sentenced on Friday.
Speaking after the conviction, investigating officer Detective Inspector Andrew Kelly, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: 'We will never really know what happened between Milena and her husband that afternoon as she is sadly not here to tell her side of the story.
'However, the jury were satisfied Khan deliberately stabbed Milena in the midst of their altercation and I am pleased with today's verdict.'