Foreign Criminal Of The Day, Part I: Keeping It In The Family
Neither the BBC nor Sky News report precisely how Gurmej Raj supported himself in the UK for six years before his wife Darshan Kaur joined him from India.
Why was he here? What was he doing?
Neither organisation reports on how her family came to be living at an address in Peake Drive, Tipton.
But during those six years apart, Raj became accustomed to living by himself.
He was found guilty today of murdering his wife, both her parents and another daughter-in- law.
The motive was suspected to be his desire to return to the single life.
Should John Bercow be looking for examples of the immigrant 'family solidarity' he praises so highly, Gurmej Raj would not be a good place to start.
(Update, February 21 2006 - Gurmej Raj was sentenced to serve four concurrent periods of life imprisonment. He will not be considered for parole until 2041)