"he had sustained fatal injuries.”
Thamraze Khan, aged 31, of Sheffield, was jailed for life after he stabbed his brother to death in a drunken row.
He stabbed 28-year-old Kamran Khan after they returned from a house party on November 15, 2020.
Sheffield Crown Court heard the brothers had gone to a house party the night before the murder, arriving by taxi at around 8 pm.
Detective Chief Inspector Jude Ashmore, senior investigating officer, said:
“They left shortly after midnight and returned to the defendant’s address at Club Garden Road by taxi, the driver said it was clear the pair had been drinking.
“At 12:57 am CCTV footage shows the brothers arriving home.
“At 1:05 am, Kamran Khan can be seen emerging from the address and taking a few steps before slumping to the ground.
“Within this time frame, he had sustained fatal injuries.”
At around 2 am, a neighbour found Kamran lying outside the flat in a pool of blood and called the emergency services.
Despite the best efforts of police officers and paramedics, Kamran was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination determined that he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.
DCI Ashmore said: “Officers quickly entered Thamraze Khan’s flat by force where they found bloodstains throughout the property.
“The police then found him wearing a latex glove on his right hand, which appeared to have blood inside it.
“Thamraze Khan was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.
“As he was being led out of the flat, he was captured on body-worn video footage asking officers, ‘has my younger brother been stabbed?’
“He then added that he had had an argument with his brother earlier, but said he didn’t know where he had gone.”
Throughout police interviews, Khan repeatedly asked officers if they were “sure” that his brother was dead and maintained he had no involvement in it.
He also answered “no comment” to the majority of questions put to him.
DCI Ashmore added: “I would like to offer my condolences to Kamran’s family and friends as these proceedings will undoubtedly have been both difficult and distressing for them.
“To lose a loved one is always heartbreaking, but the circumstances of this case make it particularly upsetting for those affected, and my thoughts are with them all.
“Our initial enquiries at the scene of the murder immediately led to the identification of Thamraze Khan as a key person of interest to our investigation.
“Officers found Thamraze with an injury to his right hand.
“There were signs of a disturbance, blood within the property, blood-stained clothing and evidence he had tried to clean up inside the flat.
“A knife, thought to be the murder weapon, was also discovered.
“From the start, Thamraze made comments to officers that he was fully aware that someone had been stabbed and that it was his younger brother who was the victim.
“I am satisfied that he has been found guilty of murder today, such was the weight of evidence placed before the court by the investigative team.”
Khan was found guilty of murdering his brother and was jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years.