'Body in suitcase' killer is convicted in London trial
A MAN was facing a life sentence yesterday for murdering a fun-loving woman whose body was dumped in a suitcase at Heathrow Airport.
Former air steward Youseff Wahid (42), had refused to take part in the court proceedings at the Old Bailey, but asked for a lawyer to speak for him when told he could face up to 30 years in jail.
Wahid fled Britain for his native Lebanon the day after the body of Fatima Kama (28) was discovered in July 1999. He was eventually extradited from Bahrain last year.
Miss Kama was on a visit to London from Canada when she was attacked as she stayed in Wahid's brother's flat in Edgware Road.
She was repeatedly stabbed and her throat slashed before being taken to an airport car park on the Heathrow Express from Paddington Station.