Monday, July 13, 2009

Victim of Sexual Abuse Convicted of Murder

Cultural Enrichment News

The above headline represents how this particular Enricher billed himself: he played the victim card by characterizing himself as someone who was sexually abused as a child.

But the British jury wasn’t buying it. According to The Waltham Forest Guardian:

Failed Asylum Seeker Mossab Belhocine From Walthamstow Found Guilty of Murder

A FAILED asylum seeker has been found guilty of kicking a sales assistant to death.

Mossab Belhocine, 19, of Forest Road, Walthamstow, kicked and beat 28-year-old David Cooper to death in November last year.

The Algerian national kicked his victim so hard an imprint of his trainer was left on Mr Cooper’s face.

During the eight-day Old Bailey trial the court heard how Belhocine, also known as Adam Saidi, met Mr Cooper in Soho before the pair travelled to the victim’s flat in Calderwood Street, Woolwich.

The killer says he punched and kicked the sales assistant to stop him from raping him, but the court was told the Algerian had been planning a robbery.
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Belhocine, from Walthamstow, ransacked the flat for valuables while Mr Cooper lay dying on the floor.

He stole a silver bracelet, a DVD player, a computer console, a television, a laptop and an Oyster card before stuffing the items in two bags and leaving the flat.

Police traced the killer on Mr Cooper’s Oyster card and arrested him shortly afterwards.

Belhocine, who denied murder, had claimed he was sexually abused as a child and believed this memory may have triggered his anger on the night of Mr Cooper’s death.

The failed asylum seeker came to the UK on a visitor’s visa in 2007.

The court heard he was part of a network of Algerian pickpockets operating in the Finsbury Park area, which he denied.

Belhocine was convicted of murder and robbery and is due to be sentenced on Friday (July 10).

The irony of all this is that the kid may very well have been abused by his male relatives and neighbors when he was a boy. As I’ve mentioned before, this is common behavior, part of the traditional culture of the Arab world.

But Algeria doesn’t recognize it as an excuse for criminal behavior, and fortunately (in this case at least) a British jury felt the same way.


Previous posts about Cultural Enrichment:

2009 Jun 27 Today’s Cultural Enrichment News
    27 Cultural Enrichment, Coming to a Country Near You
    28 Portuguese Cultural Enrichment
    28 More Danish Enrichment
    29 Cultural Enrichment in Paris
    29 Cultural Enrichment in Berlin
    29 Today in Denmark
    29 Cultural Enrichment in Scotland
    29 A Baby as a Weapon
    30 Cultural Enrichment in Italy
    30 Today’s Danish Dose
    30 Cultural Enrichment in Sweden
  Jul 1 Cultural Enrichment in Manchester
    1 Cultural Enrichment in Germany
    2 Cultural Enrichment in Brisbane
    2 Target: The French Police
    3 Sex-Slaves in Århus
    3 Cultural Enrichment from Bosnia
    4 Cultural Enrichment in Fredericia
    5 Cultural Enrichment in Leicester and Nottingham
    5 Machine Guns, Motorcycles, and Crimes of Opportunity
    6 Cultural Enrichment in Malmö
    8 Cultural Enrichment in Norway
    9 Cultural Enrichment in Nørrebro
    9 Saving the Children — For Pederasty
    9 Cultural Enrichment in Hull
    9 Taking it Out on the Baby
    10 Police Ambushed in Amadora
    10 Today’s Enriched Danish Pastries
    11 Cultural Enrichment in Austria
    12 Kicked in the Stomach and Burned With a Cigarette — for “Trespassing”
    12 Pyromania in Århus
    12 Cultural Enrichment in North Jutland

Hat tip: Gaia.

3 comments:

adler said...

the sad thing is he'll most likely be out of jail within less than 10 years.

DP111 said...

Adler

He will be out in less the ten years. It will be be most unusual if he spends more then 10 years in jail.

The law is a complete ass in the UK. If this state continues, then I'm certain that vigiliante action will come back. The political elite will ofcourse rant against vigilantism, but it their fault that the citizens of one of the most law abiding countries in the world have had to resort to it, as the state completely reneged on its side of the compact.

Robin Shadowes said...

Do they also have Playstation in british jails?