21-year-old woman who posted video of dying boyfriend after convincing lover to stab him has been jailed for 14 years
Fatima Khan, 21, plotted with a man to kill her boyfriend Khalid Safi, 18, who she had been dating for around 2 years.
A woman who dubbed herself the 'Snapchat Queen' was sentenced to 14 years in prison for getting her boyfriend killed and then posting a video of him bleeding to death on Snapchat.
Raza Khan, who committed the crime instigated by 21-year-old Fatima Khan, on the other hand is still on the run and wanted by the police.
Fatima plotted with Khan to kill her boyfriend Khalid Safi, 18, who she had been dating for around 2 years. She captioned the clip that showed Safi dying with the warning, "That's what happens when you f*** with me."
Fatima was a self-obsessed person who enjoyed showing off to her friends online. Just a few days before the death of Safi, Fatima had posted numerous videos bragging about her fancy holiday in Qatar for her friends and at the same time humiliating Safi by ignoring him and his messages.
She even branded him a low life.
She later hired 19-year-old Khan, to attack and kill Safi outside a Costa coffee shop in North Acton, West London, prosecutors said. She stalled for time by keeping herself locked inside the cafe toilet to make sure the victim remained at the scene until the killer arrived.
Once the job was done, Fatima returned back to the crime scene and took a video on her phone and sent it to her contacts on Snapchat with the aforementioned caption.
She initially denied the murder and denied planning the attack as well. She claimed that she decided to film the video because he had beaten her up before. Though the 21-year-old was cleared of murder she was charged for manslaughter at the Old Bailey after her trial in July and today she was finally sentenced to jail for 14 years.
According to BBC, the judge said that her "disrespect for Khalid reached new and inhuman depths when in an act of grotesque contempt for him you calmly walked towards him as he lay dying".
"You filmed him in the process of dying and take a still picture of him all of which which you sent with that chilling message to all your Snapchat friends," he added. As it is already known that all the videos and photographs from Snapchat are automatically deleted in 24 hours, and the only way the trial could go forward was because one of her friend filmed her message, leaving it as the key evidence in the murder case. Fatima later claimed that she felt ashamed for capturing the video.
According to DailyMail, Fatima met with Safi after finishing her work and when Khan arrived it seemed like he knew where he wanted to go and he went straight to Safi who was armed with a screwdriver. CCTV camera footage also captured the couple in a banter just a few moments before Khan arrived at the scene.
Fatima made no efforts to help Safi at all. "Instead, she returned to the scene after Raza Khan had inflicted the fatal wound and videoed Khalid Safi as he lay dying in a pool of his blood on the pavement,' said Ms Bex the prosecutor.
Phone records also show that she was on a call with Khan when he fled the scene. Fatima was also heard calling a friend to pick her up, saying: 'Where the f**k are you? You need to hurry the f**k up. Everything's got f**ked," reports DailyMail.
Her barrister Kerim Fuad, QC, told the court, "She may be Ilford's Snapchat Queen. I do not say that to make light of it, but she is another example of a youngster who seems to live her life through the prism of Snapchat. You may think she sees more of life through her phone than with her eyes."
The QC said, "Her pathological obsession, her deeply unhealthy, all consuming relationship with her mobile phone and the Snapchat app has been in many ways the author of her plight. It has become an increasingly worrying in today's society that these devices are taking such a disproportionately prominent role in the lives of today's young people."