THE WIFE of murder victim Giovanni Lewis has made an emotional appeal for help in catching the killer who stabbed her husband through the heart a year ago.
Giovanni was stabbed in Hadfield Way in Kingshurst on October 18.
The 28-year-old died later at Heartlands Hospital.
Despite a number of appeals and a Crimestoppers reward, Jammal Chase, a key suspect in the murder inquiry remains outstanding.
Giovanni’s wife, Dawn Lewis, joined Detective Inspector Paul Joyce urging anyone with information on 20-year-old Chase’s whereabouts to come forward.
A heartbroken Mrs Lewis said: “I just want him to hand himself in, its been long enough now, he does not know what pain it is causing my family and I, we want to lay Giovanni to rest but there can be no rest until he is in custody.
“Please do the right thing, stop our suffering and hand yourself in.”
DI Joyce is also appealing to Jammal directly to get in touch.
And he’s also warned that anyone hindering the investigation by sheltering Chase runs the risk of being jailed.
He said: “Our enquiries lead us to believe that Chase remains in the West Midlands. Do you know where he is? Do you have any information? Do the right thing and give us a call.
“The family of Giovanni have had to live the last 12 months knowing that the person who murdered him still hasn’t been brought to justice for what they did.
“This is still very much a live investigation and we are determined to get answers to help bring closure to Giovanni ’s loved ones.”
A reward of up to £5,000 is still available to anyone who provides information which leads to the arrest of Jammal Chase.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.