Aqib Pervaiz, aged 27, of Rochford Gardens, Slough, Jailed for life after found guilty at Reading Crown Court to one count of murder and one count of possession of an offensive weapon.
He was jailed for life today (11/9), and will serve a minimum of 22 years’ imprisonment before he is eligible to apply for release.
He was also sentenced to 18 months for the possessing a bladed article in a public place charge.
Pervaiz stabbed his victim, 24-year-old Nadeem Uddin Hameed Mohammed, of Southall, London in the chest in the car park of Tesco in Wellington Street on 8 May this year.
Within a few minutes, police and paramedics were on the scene giving Nadeem Mohammed CPR. He was quickly taken to hospital for treatment but sadly he was later pronounced dead.
A post mortem concluded that he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.
Pervaiz was charged with murder two days later on 10 May.
Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Andy Shearwood, of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “This was a horrific incident, which occurred in daylight hours in front of members of the public.
“Pervaiz’s actions on that day were despicable. Without warning he brutally stabbed Nadeem in a very public place, in front of people going about their normal daily routines and his actions cost Nadeem his life.
“I would like to praise Nadeem’s family for their dignity and bravery throughout this incredibly stressful and tragic time.
“Pervaiz admitted his guilt due to the substantial amount of evidence against him, and I am pleased that Nadeem’s family have been spared from a trial in court.
“Pervaiz will now serve a life sentence for murder, while it cannot bring Nadeem back, I hope it offers some form of closure for his family and it can help them to move on.”