Man Who Stabbed His Landlady To Death After She Asked Him To Move Out Has Been Jailed

A man who brutally stabbed his landlady to death in her home in Sutton after she asked him to move out has been jailed.

Mohsen Saadi, 57, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Peninah Kabeba
Mohsen Saadi, 57, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Peninah Kabeba

42-year-old Peninah Kabeba, known to her friends as Penny, was found at her home in Park Road, Cheam, with multiple stab wounds in May last year.

The mother, who worked with people with learning difficulties, was found by neighbours who phoned emergency services, but despite their best efforts, she was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

57-year-old Mohsen Saadi, was handed a sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum term of 18 years on Friday at Kingston Crown Court.

Saadi had been living at the victim's home for a short period of time, when she asked him to move out he carried out the horrific murder.

Ms Kabeba's neighbours told authorities that they had heard a disturbance from inside the property and then witnessed Saadi leaving after the attack on 27 May, 2020.

One of the neighbours who had called police followed Saadi and directed officers to his location before he was arrested and subsequently charged with her murder.

Detective Sergeant Marc Gadd, who led the investigation into the murder, praised the neighbour's actions and said they were crucial for securing a quick arrest.

DS 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.

"I would like to commend Penny's neighbours who came to her aid and greatly assisted the police by following her attacker which led to his arrest - their actions were crucial in enabling us to swiftly arrest him."

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