Sunday 25 February 2018

'Wicked' mechanic jailed for raping and strangling trainee lawyer

Judge's gavel.
Judge's gavel.

Emily Pennink

A mechanic has been jailed for life for raping and strangling a beautiful and talented trainee lawyer in an act of "unspeakable wickedness".

Peter Kibisu, 24, attacked Elizabeth Nnyanzi, 31, in her bedroom after a drink and drug-fuelled night out, betraying the trust of his close family friends who had taken him in.

He then tried to cover his tracks and headed off for a full day of work at a BMW dealership before returning to the home to report her death on August 14 last year.

It was only after his story about an intruder at the £600,000 family home in Harrow, north-west London unravelled that Kibisu admitted his crimes.

The tearful family of Miss Nnyanzi gathered at the Old Bailey, where he was sentenced to a minimum jail term of 27 years.

Sentencing, Judge Richard Marks QC told him: "She was a quite outstanding young woman of immense talent and ability with a life of huge potential ahead of her. She was variously described as caring, tenacious, hard working, beautiful and graceful.

"What you did that morning was truly shocking. Your actions were those of unspeakable wickedness and it is frankly hard to comprehend how you could have done that to anybody, still less a young woman like her."

Press Association

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