A TEEN Satanist who stabbed two sisters to death in a park was today jailed for life.
Danyal Hussein slaughtered Bibaa Henry, 46, and her 27-year-old half-sister Nicole Smallman in a “frenzied Satanic sacrifice”.
Sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were stabbed to death in a London parkCredit: AP
Danyal Hussein has been jailed for life for their murderCredit: PA
Hussein’s signature, signed in blood, on an agreement with ‘King Lucifuge Rofocale’Credit: PA
The 19-year-old embarked on a “campaign of vengeance” against random women in a failed bid to win the Mega Millions Super Jackpot lottery prize of £321 million, a court heard.
Police tracked him down through DNA and uncovered a handwritten pledge to a demonic entity called King Lucifuge Rofocale to kill six women every six months, which was signed in blood.
Hussein denied the killings and declined to give evidence in his trial, but was found guilty two counts of murder and possession of a knife.
Sentencing him to a minimum of 35 years at the Old Bailey today, Mrs Justice Whipple said: “He has chosen his course and the consequences must follow.”
He appeared via video link from Belmarsh high security jail for “Covid reasons” wearing a grey tracksuit.
Following Hussein’s conviction in July, the sisters’ mother, the Venerable Mina Smallman, said she had “never come across such evil”.
In preparation for the killing, Hussein bought knives from Asda and a black balaclava on Amazon, and signed up to a lottery betting website.
In the early hours of June 6 last year, he stalked his victims as they celebrated Bibaa’s birthday in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north London.
Hussein stabbed Bibaa eight times before he slashed Nicole 28 times as she bravely fought back.
He then dragged them into bushes where they lay undiscovered for 36 hours.
During the savage attack, Hussein cut his right hand with the 12cm knife, which he dropped in the grass.
Over the next 10 days, Hussein spent £162.88 on lottery tickets and bets – all without success.
On the evening of June 6, the sisters’ worried loved ones reported them missing, but officers were not deployed to the park until the next day.
Before they arrived, Nicole’s frantic boyfriend Adam Stone, who could not believe she would have left their pet bearded dragon unattended, found the bodies.
Officers then carried out a painstaking search and identified the DNA of an unknown male from blood on the knife, bodies and surrounding scene.
In a major breakthrough on June 30, 2020, a DNA familial link was made to Hussein’s father, who had a past caution.
Within 90 minutes, Hussein was identified on CCTV buying knives in Asda and returning home after the murders.
Searches of his bedroom in south east London uncovered a book of spells, handwritten demon symbols and two blood pacts.
‘SATANTIC BLOOD PACT’
Jurors were not told of the extent of Hussein’s obsession with demons, spells and potions.
He had come to the attention of police aged just 15 over fears he was vulnerable to radicalisation and violent extremism.
Before the killings, Hussein communicated with others about demons and love potions, and carried out online research about the far-right and Norse mythology.
It is believed he was influenced by the work of an American black magician who has links with a British-based Nazi Satanist group known as the Order of Nine Angles.
Last week, Facebook removed his page and Instagram account and YouTube launched a review.
Two police constables have been charged with misconduct in public office after allegedly sharing pictures of the crime scene on WhatsApp, and are due to enter pleas on November 2.
Separately, the Independent Office of Police Complaints concluded its investigation over the response to the initial missing persons reports.
On Monday, the police watchdog found the level of service provided by the Met over the weekend when the sisters went missing was “below the standard that it should have been”.
No-one expects their children to die before them but to have two of your three children murdered overnight is just incomprehensible.
In a statement to the court, Adam described the “endless struggle” he has had to endure since discovering the bloodied bodies of his girlfriend and her sister.
“Nicole was the most beautiful and caring person, spiritually and physically. I love her with all my heart, every inch of my body and my soul,” he said.
“Nicole is my first thought, my second and every thought thereafter and if I am lucky enough to fall asleep then I see her in my dreams. This is all I have left of her.
“To put into words how I feel about losing Nicole is almost impossible, especially in this unimaginable and horrifically violent way.
“The images from June 7 are forged in my mind; still one year on I find it impossible to see past them. I will never be able to un-see what I saw.”
And the sisters’ mother echoed his words, condemning Hussein’s “lack of remorse”.
She said: “No-one expects their children to die before them but to have two of your three children murdered overnight is just incomprehensible.
“Attending court has been heart breaking; to hear how my beloved Bibaa was killed alongside her sister Nicole; the fear that both girls must have gone through in their final moments, trying to save each other, and fighting for their lives.
“That boy, Danyal Hussein, has not only shown that he has no respect for the Court but that he has no remorse for what he has done or the pain he has caused.”
The mum also said listening to the detail of how her daughters died in court was “horrific” and made her think “this person cannot have a heart”.
She added: “If any good comes out of this at least another four women will not meet a similar end in a so-called pact with a so-called demon.”
Speaking about Hussein’s sentencing, Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government must “ultimately do much more in the protection and the prevention of these abhorrent crimes”.
When asked why missing person cases disproportionately affect black communities, in relation to how the sisters’ case was originally reported to police, she said: “This is a terrible terrible tragic, tragic case, it really is.
“And I think it’s right actually that questions are being asked within the Metropolitan Police right now.
“We’re very clear not just in our determination that the work that we are doing to stop violence against women and girls, but making sure we do more in terms of preventing abuse and preventing violence.
“There is also an important message that everyone across policing must respond in the right way to complaints of violence, reporting of violence against women and girls, but ultimately do much more in the protection and the prevention of these abhorrent crimes.”
Hussein chillingly stared at his own hands which he injured during the slayings
Police bodycam footage of Hussein being arrestedCredit: PA
The pair had been celebrating Bibaa’s birthdayCredit: PA
Hussein in custody at Wandsworth police station following his arrestCredit: PA
Hussein’s agreement with ‘King Lucifuge Rofocale’Credit: PA
Hussein was identified on CCTV buying knives in AsdaCredit: PA
A knife similar to the one Hussein bought from a supermarketCredit: PA
Cuts on Hussein’s hands following his arrestCredit: PA