A woman who posted a video of her boyfriend dying in a pool of blood has been found guilty or arranging his killing.
20 year old Fatima Khan, plotted with a love rival to kill Afghan asylum seeker Khalid Safi, 18, who she had been seeing for two years.
Khalid was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by Raza Khan, 19, in North Acton, west London, on the evening of 1 December, 2016, jurors at the Old Bailey were told.
Fatima filmed him as he lay dying in the street and posted it on Snapchat with the caption: ‘This is what happens when you fuck with me.’
The self-confessed Snapchat addict denied murder, and alternative counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, saying she was ‘ashamed’ of the video.
During the trial, jurors were shown the disturbing footage as well as CCTV images of the fatal confrontation between Khalid and Raza.
Prosecutor Kate Bex QC said the two men had fought over Fatima a few years earlier, during which Khalid was hurt. And in the run-up to the killing, Fatima had been in daily contact with Raza via Snapchat. The lawyer told jurors that Raza was ‘a rival for her affections’ and Fatima was ‘essential to the success of the plan’ to get rid of Khalid.
Jurors heard how Fatima became upset when Khalid bought her a watch and presented it to her at her home five days before his death. Fatima threw the gift at him out of an upstairs window because her family did not know about the relationship.