Man killed landlady because she asked him to move out

Mohsen Saadi stabbed Peninah Kabeba in a 'pointless' attack (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Mohsen Saadi stabbed Peninah Kabeba in a ‘pointless’ attack (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

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

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

He had been a tenant in her house and launched his “pointless” attack after being told to move out.

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

The 57-year-old lived at Ms Kabeba’s home for a short time before the incident.

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

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 10:34 p.m.

The neighbor called the police, kept Saadi in his sight and sent officers to him.

Mohsen Saadic

Caption: Mohsen Saadi Provider: Metropolitan Police

Detective Sargent Marc Gadd, who led the investigation into the incident, said the neighbor’s actions were critical to a speedy arrest.

Sergeant Gadd said, “Saadi is a vicious man who took Penny’s life in an act of senseless violence.

“I know this has been an incredibly difficult time for Penny’s family and friends, but I hope the fact that Saadi will now be spending a significant amount of time in prison will bring them some peace of mind.”

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

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