March 20, 2023

Who Is Ayman Aziz (Teenager Who Killed Viktorija Sokolova) Wiki, Bio, Age, Charges, Sentencing

Ayman Aziz Biography

Ayman Aziz was named as the teenager who raped and murdered Viktorija Sokolova after luring her to a park before dumping her body on a bench in Wolverhampton. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve at least 19 years behind bars at Wolverhampton Crown Court after he was found guilty by a jury on December 14, 2018.

Ayman Aziz Age

Ayman is 17 years old.

Who Was Viktorija Sokolova

On April 11, 2018 Viktorija Sokolova who was 14 years old was reported missing before her body was found the following day in a park in Wolverhampton. At the time the police said they had arrested a 16-year-old who could not be named for legal reasons. They also added they had also arrested a second 17-year-old but had been released on bail pending investigation.

Ayman Aziz Charges

Ayman Aziz contacted Viktorija Sokolova on Facebook Messenger and lured her to Wolverhampton’s West Park late on April 11, 2018. Viktorija was savagely beaten in a pavilion before being dragged 150 yards to a bench, where her body was later discovered by a dog walker.

Aziz was caught on CCTV as he tried to cover up the offence by hiding bloodied clothing, having deleted Facebook messages and hurled his victim’s phone towards a lake.

The detectives believed that he used a hammer, although it was never found, to hit her skull as she suffered a fractured skull, brain injuries and shattered vertebrae.

Throughout his trial, Aziz showed no remorse, gave no evidence in his defence and simply nodded as he was ordered by the judge to be taken to the cells.
Karolina Valantiniene, Viktorija’s mother in a victim impact statement said that her daughter had “many beautiful plans for the future” – learning how to drive, finishing school – and she had spoken of “buying her a beautiful prom dress. Many times, I’ve asked why are there such terrible people on the Earth. To realise you don’t have your child any more, and never will again. Because she was my one and only daughter. Someone dared to raise his hand against her and take her away from me. Why?”
Ayman Aziz Sentencing

Aziz was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve at least 19 years behind bars at Wolverhampton Crown Court after he was found guilty by a jury on December 14, 2018. During the sentencing, the judge said the teenager carried out the “truly shocking” attack after watching pornography and carrying out internet research.

Ayman Aziz Identity Revealed

On July 25, 2019 Ayman Aziz identity was revealed as the teenager who brutally raped and murdered Viktorija Sokolova. Aziz identity at the time had been restricted because of his age.

The media organisations made an application asking the trial judge to lift the restrictions and reveal the name which the judge agreed to. The teen’s lawyers challenged that decision and the restrictions remained in place pending an appeal.

The lawyer also argued that the teenager who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia has been “bullied and threatened” in detention and has stopped attending educational classes as a result. The trial judge together with two other judges rejected Aziz’s challenge at the Court of Appeal which leads to reveal of his name as Ayman Aziz.