"she was suffering from those injuries"
Rehan Khan, aged 27, previously of Feltham, West London, has been jailed for life after he stabbed his ex-partner and their baby son after their relationship broke down.
He carried out the attack in front of her three other children.
Khan stabbed Salma Sheikh, then aged 32, and their then 11-month-old child at Miss Sheikh’s home in Feltham on June 4, 2018.
At the time of the attack, Khan had been on bail and awaiting sentence for assaulting Miss Sheikh and had been banned from visiting her home.
Felicia Davy, prosecuting, told Peterborough Crown Court that Khan tried to contact Miss Sheikh 270 times on the day of the attack and ignored her requests to stay away.
He forced his way into the three-bedroom house after her three children from a previous relationship returned from school and he locked the door behind him.
Khan later produced a knife from his waistband and began calling family members in Pakistan and making Miss Sheikh speak to them as he tried to get her to give him another chance.
According to Ms Davy, Miss Sheikh was “telling him to stop lying to his family and tell them the truth”.
One of Miss Sheikh’s relatives called police after the victim failed to answer her phone, which Khan had taken.
Officers attended for a welfare check and after Khan heard a knock at the door he “panicked and said ‘it’s the police, it’s the police”.
Khan stabbed his son three times, leaving his bowel protruding. His ex-partner suffered five stab wounds to her head, shoulder and back as she tried to protect him.
Ms Davy added that Khan “appeared to stab himself in the stomach” before jumping out of a window at the back of the property.
The child was airlifted to hospital. Miss Sheikh was also taken to hospital.
Khan went on the run before attending a police station with his solicitor on June 6 where he was arrested.
He was physically examined and found to have no significant injuries. Ms Davy added:
“He had clearly not stabbed himself.”
Khan admitted to the attempted murder of his ex-partner and child before his trial in May 2019.
In September 2019, Miss Sheikh died. Due to her chronic pain, she was on morphine. After accidentally overdosing, she suffered a cardiac arrest which led to a brain injury and her death.
Ms Davy said: “It’s believed there was an unintentional overdose of morphine she had taken for the pain she was suffering from those injuries, particularly the shoulder injury.”
In a victim impact statement, taking before Miss Sheikh’s death, she said her family had been “ripped apart” by the incident.
She was living in a women’s refuge, having lost her home as her injuries prevented her from working.
Miss Sheikh said: “I do not understand how he could do this to us or why.
“There’s no explanation for this. It’s destroyed us completely.”
All of her children were taken away from her. While the infant made a “relatively good recovery physically”, the mental impact “may not be known for some time”.
In mitigation, Bernard Richmond QC said: “However monstrous the things that day were, he is not generally a monster.”
Judge Sean Enright told Khan: “You stabbed the child out of anger for purely selfish reasons and you stabbed the mother as she would not comply.”
He sentenced Khan to life in prison with a minimum term of 32 years. Judge Enright said that Khan must serve at least 16 years in prison before he was considered for release on licence.