Danyal Hussein: Autistic teen kills 2 sisters in 'blood pact with demon' to get rich

A 19-year-old British teen was given two concurrent 35 year sentences for London park killings. The judge called it a 'calculated and deliberate' action


                            Danyal Hussein: Autistic teen kills 2 sisters in 'blood pact with demon' to get rich
Danyal Hussein (Metropolitan Police handout via Reuters)
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British teenager Danyal Hussein was given two concurrent 35-year sentences on October 28. The verdict comes over a year after Hussein brutally stabbed and killed two sisters in London as part of a "blood contract with a demon" to win the lottery. The judge noted "This was a calculated and deliberate course of conduct, planned and carried out with precision," in her verdict, and said Hussein would have to serve a minimum of 35 years before being eligible for release.

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The brutal killings by Hussein echo those done by Evie Amati in Australia. Back in March 2020, Amati claimed she was possessed by a demon when she attacked two people at a store in 2017. In December 2020, two Missouri parents were arrested for killing their four-year-old, reportedly because the child had a demon inside her. A similar incident occurred in June 2021, where a 19-year-old drowned his dad to exorcise demons.  

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Even before Hussein's sentencing, the case gained prominence in the UK after the former chief superintendent in the Metropolitan police acknowledged race played a role in not prioritizing the hunt for his two victims. Searches for Bibaa Henry and her half-sister Nicole Smallman began only 12 hours after they were first reported missing, by which time Hussein had done the deed and escaped.

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Who is Danyal Hussein?

In the aftermath of the killings, a lot of stunning information has come forward about Hussein. The BBC reported he grew up in Blackheath, a small community on the outskirts of London and is the eldest of four children. He has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, a factor the judge did not consider in his sentencing. Reportedly, he was a "loner" who would regularly wander off, worrying his father that he had gotten "into the wrong crowd." At 15, his school, the Thomas Tallis School in London, referred Hussein to the government's counter-extremism program.

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Reportedly, Hussein used the school's computers to access far-right propaganda, leading him to be added to the UK's Channel panel. In 2018, he was released but apparently remained strongly connected to the far-right. After his arrest, police found Hussein accessed forums discussing spells and potions linked to Satanic ideology. He allegedly considered himself an Aryan and spent time "researching the far-right."

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Bodycam footage documents the arrest of Danyal Hussein. (Twitter)

Those searches led Hussein to form "blood pacts" and other disturbing agreements with the devil. Police found in his room two pacts. The first was related to the murders of Henry and Smallman. The second, addressed to Queen Byleth, pledged to offer some blood in exchange for a girl to "fall deeply in love with me." Police believe Hussein acted alone in the murders of the two sisters, but are unsure since he has refused to cooperate and tech companies have refused to unlock his iPad. 

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Blood for mega millions

In the first letter police found, Hussein promised the demon Lucifuge Rofocale six sacrifices every six months in exchange for winning the lottery. The handwritten contract signed with his blood said he would "sacrifice only women" in exchange for winning the super jackpot and "wealth and power". That led Hussein to the two sisters, who were celebrating Henry's birthday at Fryent country park in June 2020.

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The contract Danyal Hussein drew up with the devil leading him to commit the murders. (Metropolitan Police)

Hussein then proceeded to attack the two women, stabbing Henry eight times and Smallman 28 times before dragging their bodies behind the bushes. He was injured in the attack, leaving DNA at the scene that led police straight back to him in July 2020. He was found guilty in July 2021 and will now spend at least 35 years behind bars. The judge ruled he may be released only if "you are no longer a danger for the public." 

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Despite the severity of the sentence, it appears Hussein was not concerned. Reportedly, he was seen smirking and playing catch with his face mask as he waited for the judge to arrive. When she did and began speaking to him, he reportedly turned his chair away from the camera. During his trial, he also refused to give evidence and denied any responsibility for committing the crimes. 

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