Date of crime:August 1986
Crime:Killed his second wife, Latifa Lachaal, in their house in Crawley. His first wife, Fatima Lachaal assisted in disposing of the body.
Method:Her throat was cut with a knife. Her body was found on the 31st August in two bundles. Her body had been chopped up and wrapped up. Her internal organs, lower limbs and head were missing.
Sentence:Kassem got life for murder, and Fatima got 18 months for assisting in the disposal of the body.
Interesting fact:This case appeared on the British television programme Crimewatch UK, in a desperate attempt to identify the fabrics that the bundles were wrapped in. Home