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Porn killer faces life

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A PORN addict who brutally killed his Fijian mother-in-law, Amoe Stevens, last year was found guilty by the Old Bailey Court in London.

In an interview with this newspaper yesterday, London's Metropolitan Police confirmed Mohammed Yassin Yusuf, 32, who murdered the 64-year-old former Vatuwaqa resident in a horrific and violent manner, causing her to bleed to death, could face life imprisonment.

Police said the murder took place in what could only be described as a "sex attack" after Somali-born Yusuf, who is obsessed with violent pornography, inflicted on her "the most agonising death imaginable".

The department said sex videos found on his mobile phone after the attack matched the attack wounds he made on Mrs Stevens.

"The court heard how Yusuf's wife had left him at home on October, 18, 2013, with her frail mother, Mrs Stevens. The pensioner had suffered a stroke in the past and as a result, her mobility and speech had been severely impaired," police said.

"Within moments of being left alone, Yusuf had locked himself in his mother-in-law's bedroom and started to assault her.

"The assault only ended when a registered carer arrived to get Mrs Stevens ready for bed."

The carer, police said, became suspicious after Yusuf rushed from the bedroom to his kitchen with blood on his hands and shirt.

When she entered the bedroom, she saw Mrs Stevens slumped in a recliner chair with blood smeared across her legs and on the floor.

The court also heard that as she attempted to challenge Yusuf in the kitchen, she realised he was trying to clean the blood from his hands and clothes.

She then quickly left the property and called for an ambulance and police to attend to Mrs Stevens, who died on the way to the St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.

"A post-mortem examination revealed that she had haemorrhage after suffering multiple internal injuries. Yusuf was arrested and subsequently charged on October, 19, 2013, with the murder of his mother-in-law."

Additionally, the court was also told of the attacker's distraught young children, who were in the nearby room and were forced to listen to the screams of their grandmother.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, who led the investigation, was reported stating: "This was a truly horrendous crime committed against a vulnerable and defenceless woman."

The deceased's grandson, who lives in Suva, and preferred anonymity, yesterday said he was saddened by the tragic death.

The grandson said his grandmother, who left Vatuwaqa in 2003, is survived by her only daughter who stays in the UK.

Yusuf will be sentenced at the Old Bailey Courthouse on Friday.

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