UK: Murderer who abandoned body in suitcase jailed

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Posted: Oct 03, 2011 2:29 PM
UK: Murderer who abandoned body in suitcase jailed

A British court has sentenced a man to at least 24 years in prison for killing a woman and leaving her body in a suitcase at Heathrow Airport.

Metropolitan Police say Yousseff Ahmed Mosalam Wahid spent 12 years evading police after he murdered Fatima Kama in July 1999.

Kama, 28 years old, was found abandoned in a suitcase in an airport parking lot.

Police said Kama was visiting London, staying with Wahid at an apartment, and was probably attacked there. Post mortem examinations showed she was stabbed and sexually assaulted.

Wahid was found in Bahrain and extradited to the U.K. last year.

The 42-year-old was sentenced Monday at London's Central Criminal Court.