Koci Selamaj, the man who murdered primary school teacher Sabina Nessa, has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 36 years.
death added the the sense of insecurity felt by women walking through
city streets at night, in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard by
a police officer in 2021.
judge at The Old Bailey noted Selamaaj's lack of any previous
convictions, stating: “It is striking, this feature of the
defendant's case, that he lacks any criminal record.
is not suggested that the defendant had any remorse upon murdering
Sabina Nessa, a true act of remorseless cowardice”.
body was found in Cator Park in the Kidbrooke area of south-east
London, last September.
was killed while on her way to meet a friend, the body was obscured
by the autumn leaves.