Heathrow suitcase murderer could face life in prison
A killer who carried his victim through Heathrow airport in a suitcase could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Airport news for Flights,Heathrow on 25/08/2011.
A man who once worked as an airline steward could spend the rest of his life in prison after he was convicted of murdering his flatmate. The man dubbed the ‘body in suitcase killer’, faces a life sentence for stabbing his former flatmate to death before transporting her body through Heathrow airport in a suitcase and dumping it at the West London airport.
Youseff Wahid, who is 42 years old, has been found guilty of murdering Fatima Kama, an aspiring singer. Convicted at the Old Bailey, Wahid now faces sentencing in October.
Wahid killed his flatmate in July 1999 after sexually assaulting his 28 year-old flatmate in their shared property in Marylebone. He then fled from the UK and was extradited from Bahrain to stand trial in Britain.
Wahid spent a decade on the run from British authorities and thought that by settling in Bahrain he could not be extradited. Last year, he became the first person ever extradited from Bahrain to the UK.
The case caused a further sensation when it was revealed that CCTV cameras at Heathrow Airport had captured video of Wahid wheeling the suitcase containing Ms Kama’s body from the train to Heathrow. Prosecutor Adrian Darbishire presented pictures to the court pushing the ‘very heavy’ suitcase.
The next day, Wahid shave his moustache off and caught a flight to Beirut, which had no extradition treaty with Britain. He later moved to Bahrain when police tracked him down in Lebanon.