A teenager was found guilty yesterday of murdering two sisters as part of a deal he believed he had made with Satan, signed in his own blood, Reuters is reporting.
Danyal Hussein, now 19, vowed to kill at least six women every six months for the Devil, in exchange for a future lottery win.
He then stabbed to death Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, in a savage attack in a park in London last June as they were celebrating Henry’s birthday.
Hussein carried out the murders to fulfil his side of what he believed was a contract he had made with the demon “Mighty King Lucifuge Rofocale”, promising to “perform a minimum of six sacrifices every six months for as long as I am free and physically capable”, police told reporters.
Hussein wrote in the contract that he hoped his reward would be to “win the Mega Millions Super Jackpot”.
He signed the contract using his own blood.
Scotland Yard police found three lottery tickets he had bought after the murders.
“We are totally convinced that he would have gone on to commit more murders,” Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, who led the investigation, said. “It is difficult for any normal person to comprehend. It’s almost sort of movie-like.”
Close sisters Henry and Smallman had gone to Wembley’s Fryent Park to celebrate with friends but then stayed alone into the early hours, taking photos. The police said the “haunting” last picture showed them looking off to the side in surprise at what police believe was the arrival of Hussein.
He stabbed Henry eight times and Smallman 28 times while the women put up a “very brave fight”, Harding said.
After the murders, he dragged the bodies into woodland where they were found intertwined the following day by Smallman’s boyfriend.
Hussein, who lived with his mother, was traced by DNA from bloodstains found at the scene. His DNA was not in the police database, but that of a relative of his was and that was enough for a match
Police believe only a bloody hand injury he suffered during the murders prevented him carrying out further killings.
When detectives searched his mother’s house, they found his contract and the lottery tickets. There were also satanic symbols and a handwritten book of spells, including ones to make women find him attractive, police said.
Hussein denied involvement throughout, claiming it was an elaborate conspiracy, but a jury at London’s Old Bailey court found him guilty of the murders.
Harding described Hussein, who had been planning to go to a summer camp in the US, as a “very arrogant young man” but otherwise unremarkable.
He was referred by his school in 2017 to Britain’s counter-extremism programme but was discharged with no outstanding concerns the following year, police told reporters.
He will be sentenced at a later date.