Man murdered landlady because she asked him to move out

Mohsen Saadi stabbed Peninah Kabeba in a 'senseless' attack (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Mohsen Saadi stabbed Peninah Kabeba in a ‘senseless’ attack (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A ‘vile’ murderer has been jailed for 18 years after killing his landlady.

Mohsen Saadi, 57, stabbed 42-year-old care worker Peninah Kabeba, known as Penny, 12 times at her home in Sutton, south London, on 27 May last year.

He had been a lodger in her home and launched his ‘senseless’ attack after being told to move out.

Saadi denied murder, but was nevertheless found guilty by a jury at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday.

The 57-year-old had been living at Ms Kabeba’s home for a short period prior to the incident.

Neighbours raised the alarm with police after hearing noises from their home on Park Road, Cheam at 9:55pm.

Officers found Ms Kabeba inside and desperately provided first aid until paramedics arrived on the scene. But despite their best efforts, she was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:34pm.

The neighbour called the police meanwhile kept Saadi in his sight and directed officers to him.

Mohsen Saadi

Caption: Mohsen Saadi
Provider: Metropolitan Police

Detective Sargent Marc Gadd, who led the investigation into the incident, said the neighbour’s actions were crucial in enabling a swift arrest.

Sgt Gadd said: ‘Saadi is a vile man who took Penny’s life in an act of senseless gratuitous violence.

‘I know this has been an incredibly difficult time for Penny’s family and friends but I hope the fact Saadi will now spend a significant amount of time in prison brings them some peace.’

Saadi, of no fixed address, denied but was convicted of murder and was jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.

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