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Men sentenced to life for murder of Louise Kam

|News, Violent crime

A chef and a delivery driver have each been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a 71-year-old woman after a plan to plunder her life savings went wrong.

The body of Louise Kam had been concealed in a wheelie bin and was found at an address in Barnet on 1 August 2021.

Mohamed El Abboud, 28, from Barnet, and Kusai Al-Jundi, 24, from Harrow, were today handed life sentences with a minimum term of 35 years after being unanimously found guilty of her murder by a jury at the Central Criminal Court on 19 January. 

Ms Kam disappeared in July 2021 after she was last seen by a family member near the Spires shopping centre in north London.

Catherine Gould, CPS prosecutor, said: “Louise Kam was murdered for the financial gain of these two individuals and the life sentences handed down today are a fitting response to this horrific crime.  I hope that the sentences passed provide a measure of comfort to Louise’s family.

“Al-Jundi tried to blacken Louise’s name, claiming she had defrauded him while El-Abboud saw fit to post videos of himself dancing in front of Louise’s house, and in new clothes bought with the proceeds of the sale of Louise’s car. 

“Both believed they had literally got away with murder, but a thorough investigation and strong prosecution has ensured that they will not benefit from this crime.”

Notes to editors

  • Mohamed El Abboud, (DOB 27/10/94), is of Barnet
  • Kusai Al-Jundi, (DOB 10/01/98), is of Harrow

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