A man from Oldham has been jailed for a minimum of 17 and a half years for stabbing his girlfriend to death. After he killed his girlfriend, he left her body in their flat for around three weeks.
Police were called to an address on Ashton Road on 4 March 2021 with a report of concern for the welfare of a woman. When the officers and emergency services attended to the scene, they found the body of a woman who was later identified as 29-year-old Imogen Bohajczuk.
Daniel Grant Smith from Oldham pleaded guilty to her murder and was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court yesterday. He has been jailed for a minimum of 17-and-a-half years.
The court heard that after Smith killed his girlfriend, he attempted to cover his tracks by making calls from Miss Bohajczuk’s mobile phone and used her debit card.
Detective Inspector Andy Naismith, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends who have had to endure such a tragic and traumatic event.”
“This was a brutal and cowardly attack on a defenceless woman and Smith has quite rightly been jailed for life.”
“He gave no thought to the victim before, during or after the attack and attempted to cover his tracks by using the victim’s phone and bank cards.”
“He also left the victim at the address and it is believed before being discovered she had been dead for around three weeks – he did not admit the offence until the full weight of the evidence was put to him.””The family are now left to pick up the pieces of their lives and to try and come to terms with the death of a daughter, sister and loving mother – nothing will ever bring them peace.”