Teenager gets 40 years in prison for stabbing his father to death in Richmond in 2017


RICHMOND, Texas (KTRK) – The family of a man who was stabbed to death after meeting someone to buy a car have won justice after four years.

Altaf Hussain Malik was supposed to raise his four children and grow old with his wife Quratulain. He was supposed to do so many things.

However, in 2017, Malik drove to a parking lot at Sam’s Club in Fort Bend County to meet with a potential buyer of his Audi car and never made it home. A few days later, Malik was found dead in southeast Houston. His body suffered more than 60 stab wounds.

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On Wednesday, the family obtained justice when one of the two defendants, Delana Nguyen, pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

“To be very honest, I don’t think that was enough for him,” Malik’s widow, Quratulain, said after the court. “But under the circumstances, I feel like the detectives and prosecutors did the best they could and helped us a lot.”

Nguyen was a minor when Malik was murdered, but was later certified to stand trial as an adult.

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The other person charged in the case, Terrell Funches, remains behind bars. Court records show he is due to stand trial in July.

Prosecutors say the duo even wentogle how to get rid of a body on their phone at the time Malik was killed.

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“She didn’t kill anyone, she killed the whole family,” said Quratulain. “It’s unbearable, and she can’t put it back.”

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