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.

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