Eastmoor double murderer expected to be sentenced today

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AN ASYLUM seeker who stabbed two teenagers to death in Eastmoor is expected to be sentenced this afternoon.

Ahmad Otak, 19, murdered Samantha Sykes, 18 and Kimberley Frank, 17, at a flat on Barden Road, in Eastmoor, on March 9.

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The bodies of Kim Frank & Samantha Sykes were found in a property in Wakefield.
Ross Parry/Syndication Collect picture of murdered Kim Frank 17 The bodies of Kim Frank & Samantha Sykes were found in a property in Wakefield.

Samantha’s mother, Julie Sykes, told the Express she plans to make a statement afterwards regarding failures by social services in the care of Kimberley, and her 19-year-old sister, Elisa Frank, who was once in a relationship with Otak.

Mrs Sykes, of California Drive, Horbury, said her daughter had been friends with the Frank sisters from an early age and had always tried to help them.

Both Frank girls spent some time in care whilst they were growing up.

Otak, of Linton Road, pleaded guilty to the murders earlier this year at Leeds Crown Court.
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Undated handout photo issued by West Yorkshire Police of, Ahmad Otak, 21, of Wakefield, who today admitted murdering 17-year-old Kimberley Frank and 18-year-old Samantha Sykes who were found stabbed in Wakefield, West Yorks in March. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 5, 2012. Otak, who is from Afghanistan, entered the UK in 2007, had visited Kimberley's flat in Barden Road to discuss his stormy relationship with her sister Elisa before the murders took place. Otak, was warned by a judge at Leeds Crown Court he now faces a life sentence. See PA story COURTS Murders. Photo credit should read: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire 

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by West Yorkshire Police of, Ahmad Otak, 21, of Wakefield, who today admitted murdering 17-year-old Kimberley Frank and 18-year-old Samantha Sykes who were found stabbed in Wakefield, West Yorks in March. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 5, 2012. Otak, who is from Afghanistan, entered the UK in 2007, had visited Kimberley's flat in Barden Road to discuss his stormy relationship with her sister Elisa before the murders took place. Otak, was warned by a judge at Leeds Crown Court he now faces a life sentence. See PA story COURTS Murders. Photo credit should read: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
 

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