London 'Satanist' Jailed for Murdering Sisters in Park
Danyal Hussein, attempted to 'fulfill contract with a demon'
Satanist Danyal Hussein, who claims he attempted to fulfill a contract with a demon, has been jailed for 35 years for the murder of his sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.
19-year-old Hussein was convicted in July for the murder of Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, at a park in Wembley, northwest London, in June 2020.
The sisters were having a small party with friends for Ms. Henry’s birthday and while the two sisters were alone following the celebrations.
Hussein stabbed Ms. Henry, a mother, and new grandmother, eight times.
He then went on to stab Miss Smallman 28 times.
Hussein then dragged the women’s bodies into the undergrowth and threw their mobile phones in a nearby pond.
The sister is believed to have fought back against her attacker, which explains the higher number of stab wounds.
Hussein did not explain the motive behind the stabbings and claimed he was not responsible for the murders.
However, during the investigation, police found a pact signed in Hussein's own blood. He promised the demon “the mighty king Lucifuge Rofocale” to sacrifice six women every six months to win the lottery.
Hussein reportedly had an interest in Satanism and the occult.
Hussein was sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in prison on Thursday, The Telegraph reported.
Mrs. Justice Whipple could not give Hussein a so-called “whole-life” sentence because he is under 21.
Whipple said the typical minimum term for crimes of this gravity would be 37 years but was reduced due to Hussein's age and claimed his autism spectrum disorder could “make you a person who could struggle in prison more than others.”
She also rejected considering evidence of an undiagnosed personality disorder or psychopathy.
She added Hussein would be considered eligible for release in 35 years “if at that point you are no longer a danger for the public."
Detective Inspector Maria Green released a statement after the sentencing:
“Daniel [sic] Hussein is a dangerous, arrogant, and violent individual who from the outset has shown no remorse for his actions.
“The sentence handed down by the court today is a reflection of the seriousness of his crimes.”
The victims’ mother, Reverend Mina Smallman, critised London’s Metropolitan Police Service for not correctly searching for her daughters after they were reported missing.
Miss Smallman’s boyfriend Adam Stone eventually found her body in the park, two days after they went missing.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct investigation said the Met’s response was “unacceptable,” forcing commissioner Cressida Dick to offer a formal apology.
Mrs. Smallman said she would consider campaigning against the minimum age threshold of 21 for life sentencing:
"We need to review that separation when someone is an adult. I think it’s disrespectful to say that children can’t tell the difference between good and evil.”
Smallman called her daughters “beautiful, beautiful girls” with hearts.
“Bibaa has left behind a daughter who has given birth to a son in the last year, and I’m a great-grandmother… So life is going on. There is a legacy."
“Nicole, I think we grieve more for her because there was 20 years difference. She had 20 years less than Bibaa, but to know her was to love her.”
“So, good girls. I’m really, really proud of them,” she said.