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Taxi boss ran over his estranged wife's boyfriend five times in jealous rage

Nasser Rezaie
Nasser Rezaie

A taxi boss who ran over his estranged wife's boyfriend five times in a jealous revenge killing is facing life in jail.

Nasser Rezaie mounted the pavement and mowed down mechanic Allan Frampton with his Mercedes in a quiet cul-de-sac in Chelmsford, Essex.

CCTV footage of the attack shows the silver S Class smash into the 60-year-old before stopping and reversing over his stricken body five more times, then dragging him along the street.

Rezaie, from Petersfield, Chelmsford, was convicted of murder after a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court and will be sentenced on Monday.

Mr Frampton's daughter Kate said the family are "utterly devastated" to have lost a "lovely father and grandfather".

"He was cruelly and spinelessly taken from us," she added.

"Nasser Rezaie's callous bid for revenge has not only robbed us of a loving father and grandfather, it's turned our life and his own children's lives upside down.

"He was hell-bent on taking our father's life long before he killed him.

"Now we have found justice for him and he can rest in peace."

In the months before the attack Rezaie, 63, had threatened to decapitate his wife Jane and her new partner, slit both their throats and cut off Mr Frampton's penis.

He fitted a GPS tracking device to her car which he used to hunt down and murder his rival in Osea Way on May 9.

Mr Frampton, from Hatfield Peverel, died at the scene from multiple injuries.

His family's lawyer Oliver Jeffcott, of Slater and Gordon, said: "In an instant, Rezaie's wicked determination to get vengeance destroyed a family and killed a loving father and partner.

"Now Rezaie has been found guilty, Mr Frampton's loved ones can finally begin to grieve."

Prosecutor Peter Gair described Rezaie as a "jealous and controlling man" who followed his wife's "every movement" using the tracker, which sent alerts of her location to his mobile phone.

After the killing, Rezaie drove to Chelmsford police station and told officers he had been involved in an "accident".

He admitted he was driving the car but claimed he suffered a "loss of control" due to the emotional turmoil.

Rezaie and his wife were married for more than 30 years with three adult children and ran the firm Ali's Taxis together.