Man murdered mum, dad, grandma and sister to hide double life

Web report/Toronto, Canada
Filed on October 28, 2020 | Last updated on October 28, 2020 at 12.08 am
From left, Malesa Zaman, 21, Moniruz Zaman, 59, Momotaz Begum, 50, and Firoza Begum, 70, are seen in this compilation of undated photographs.


Menhaz Zaman brutally killed his mum first, his grandma an hour later before playing video games while he waited for his sister and dad to return home from work so he could murder them too.

A man murdered four members of his family in a bid to hide the fact that he was leading a double life, Britain’s reported on Tuesday,

Menhaz Zaman brutally killed his mum Momotaz Begum, 50, dad Moniruz Zaman, 59, sister Malesa Zaman, 21, and his 70-year-old grandma Firoza Begum in July 2019.

The 24-year-old murdered them the day before they thought he was due to graduate from York University in Canada with an engineering degree.

Zaman, who is from Markham in Canada, had in fact enrolled at Seneca College.

He had dropped out of his course due to poor grades and was spending his time at a local shopping mall, gym and playing video games at the family home, Malaysia’s The Star reported.

He texted friends saying he had been “planning this for three years” and that while he was a “pathetic coward subhuman” his “shaking has stopped", a court heard.

His friends, who were shocked and traumatised by his revelations, contacted police. Officers discovered the bodies of all four victims at the family home.

Zaman told police his mother was the first to be killed at 3 pm on July 27 2019, with his grandma following an hour later.

Last month, he pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his mum and first-degree murders of his grandma, sister and dad.

An agreed statements of facts states that he had slit their throats..

Zaman then “sat around playing video games and napping” as he waited for his sister and dad to return home from work.

Prosecutor Kevin Stewart told the court: “These were horrible, monstrous, brutal killings. They took place in the family home.

“To have them killed, and to have their own flesh and blood responsible for these killings is beyond comprehension.”

Zaman said: "I'm not sure who this is going to reach but I would like to just apologize to anyone I have impacted negatively with my actions and especially to the people who knew my family, and friends and loved ones who I know could never see something from me like this happening.

"I'm sorry."

According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, lawyers and prosecutors have both agreed that he should be sentenced to life imprisonment with no option of parole for 40 years for the brutal murders.

They recommended that he serves 15 years for his mother's second degree murder and 25 years each for the other three first-degree murders,. according to The Star.

Each count of murder carries an automatic life sentence but, when an offender is convicted of multiple murders, the judge decides whether the periods of parole eligibility will count concurrently or consecutively.

Zaman will be sentenced on November 2.

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