A judge in the United Kingdom sentenced a teenager to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 35 years for the murder of two sisters at a park in northwest London last year.
Justice Whipple, the judge at the Central Criminal Court, said on Oct. 28 that she could not give a whole-life sentence to Danyal Hussein because he was under the age of 21.
Hussein, 19, killed sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman in a random attack after making a “contract” with a “demon” in exchange for a lottery prize win.
Hussein stabbed Henry eight times then Smallman 28 times in Fryent County Park, Wembly after the sisters celebrated a birthday party on June 6, 2020. Then, he dragged their bodies to a wooded area.
The sisters’ bodies were found the next day.
Authorities arrested and charged Hussein on July 1, 2020, following a murder investigation.
Police said they found a handwritten agreement with a “demon” where Hussein pledged to “perform a minimum of six sacrifices every six months” and to “sacrifice only women” to win a Mega Millions Super Jackpot lottery prize, signing it with blood.
Police also said that Hussein had been researching far-right extremist propaganda and Satanism on his computer.
“Hussein went out that night with the intention of killing in order to satisfy his bizarre fantasies under the deluded belief he would be rewarded with financial prosperity. His wicked acts have cut short the lives of two completely innocent women who were simply celebrating a birthday,” Detective Inspector Maria Green said in a statement.
Green described Hussein as “a dangerous, arrogant and violent individual who from the outset has shown no remorse or acceptance of his actions.”
Hussein has continued to deny any involvement in the murders.
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