Woman guilty of murdering boyfriend kept his body in a bin for 11 days

16:34 09 November 2012

A woman who killed her boyfriend and kept his body in a wheelie bin in her bedroom for 11 days is facing life in prison.

Karen Otmani, 42, was found guilty today at the Old Bailey of murdering Shaun Corey, also 42.

After doping his beer, Otmani tied him to her bed before smothering him at her home in Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, on June 4, last year.

Otmani then hid the body in a green bin for 11 days before a police search revealed what she had done, the court heard.

She had been talking about getting rid of her on-off lover and had even asked another boyfriend to experiment with some blue liquid to see if it would knock him out.

Bobbie Cheema, prosecuting, told the jury: “When she began to speak about killing Mr Corey, he did not take it seriously.”

Mr Corey was heard arguing with Otmani in her bedroom before they were joined by Bernard Beddoe, 60, who she called uncle.

New boyfriend Keith Jones rang police after visiting the flat and being told ‘He’s in there’.

Miss Cheema said: “She said she’d measured her freezer but it was too small and she needed to get another freezer.”

The court heard Otmani told officers: “I killed him. He freaked me out and I killed him.”

Otmani was remanded in custody for sentencing on Monday. Beddoe, of Brockley, south London, was found guilty of assisting an offender and was remanded for reports to December 7.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Ello is the new social network on everyone’s lips, but the question is, why?

Read more

Here are some tips from an expert on how to create the tricky Middle Eastern dessert.

Read more

The man in the moon may have been caused by a long plume of magma deep inside the moon coming to the surface.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Ello is the new social network on everyone’s lips, but the question is, why?

A step-by-step guide to getting reimbursed by TFL if you’re delayed on the trains or Tube.

David Cameron says William Hague is the greatest living Yorkshireman. We respectfully disagree.

The teenager is thought to have met up with a 17-year-old girl from London amid fears they have been radicalised.

Quirky London