Wembley park stabbings trial shown alleged demonic pact to ‘sacrifice women’
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Jurors in the trial of a teenager accused of killing two sisters in a savage knife attack have viewed a note detailing an alleged pact with a demon to “sacrifice” women.
Danyal Hussein, 19, is accused of repeatedly stabbing Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, in the early hours of June 6 last year.
The women had been celebrating Ms Henry’s birthday in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London, when they were set upon.
Their bodies were found by friends under a hedgerow the following day near a bloody knife.
After Hussein was arrested at his mother’s address in south-east London early on July 1, he told officers he suffered from autism and felt “scared” and “confused”.
A search of the property led to the discovery of an agreement allegedly signed by Hussein in his own blood pledging to “sacrifice” in exchange for winning the Mega Millions Super Jackpot.
Next to the note were three lottery tickets for the Lotto, Thunderball and EuroMillions draws, which had been bought at Asda on June 29 last year, jurors heard.
Detective Constable Lyndsay Barnett told jurors how she found the items on a glass shelf below a television in Hussein’s bedroom.
She said: “There was a number of pieces of paper and cardboard paper laid out on the shelf. Some had symbols drawn on them in thick black ink.
“There was also a folded up piece of green paper and three lottery tickets.”
The officer opened up the paper and read the contents, set out in bullet points.
For the Mighty King Lucifuge Rofocale
– Perform a minimum of six sacrifices every six months for as long as I am free and physically capable.
– Sacrifice only women.
– Build a temple for you.
– Do everything that I have promised.
– Win the Mega Millions Super Jackpot
– To receive fruitful rewards in return for the future sacrifices I make to you. The rewards could consist of wealth and power.
– To never be suspected of any crimes by the police and also that the police will never know of any crimes that I have done and that I will do.
“Signed by, Me Danyal.”
The court heard there was an empty space for a signature next to the name King Lucifuge Rofocale.
The jury also viewed CCTV footage of Hussein as he was taken into custody at Wandsworth Police Station.
Asked about injuries to his hand, Hussein said: “I was getting robbed.”
On how he felt, he said: “I’m really confused, scared.”
He went on to tell officers that he had autism, specifically Asperger’s syndrome.
Pc William Lucas was among the officers deployed to arrest Hussein armed with Tasers.
He told the court how Hussein was not found at his father’s address near Fryent Country Park.
Officers used lights and sirens as they drove to south-east London to Hussein’s mother’s home.
Pc Lucas said: “I immediately recognised the male who opened the door as Danyal Hussein.
“He was instructed to place his hands on his head by colleagues.
“I told him he was under arrest on suspicion of murder. I explained to him he had been linked to two murders in Fryent Country Park and gave the date June 6 2020.
The officer told jurors that Hussein replied: “Yeah, that’s me and my grandma’s address.”
Pc Lucas went on: “I noticed he had several cuts to his right hand. I counted three sets of stitches”.
He added that the defendant appeared to be “quite calm”.
Jurors heard how Hussein had been treated in hospital for an injury to his hand after the women’s deaths.
Hussein, of Guy Barnett Grove, Blackheath, south-east London, has denied double murder and possessing a knife.
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