Azam Mangori, 24, is on trial accused of murdering 32-year-old Lorraine Cox and reducing up her physique into seven items
A failed asylum seeker who chopped up a girl he met and had intercourse with, advised police he was homosexual as he tried to place them off the scent, a courtroom heard at present.
Azam Mangori was ruthless in the best way he tried to cowl his tracks after he had lured drunken Lorraine Cox again to his room above a kebab store in Exeter metropolis centre final August Financial institution Vacation Monday, jurors had been advised.
Lorraine Cox, 32, disappeared after the night time out with associates and her whereabouts had been a thriller prompting a lacking individuals inquiry by police.
Officers launched a homicide investigation after her stays had been found every week later.
As a part of their investigation into Mangori, police discovered an internet site he visited on ‘learn how to dig a grave by hand’, the jury was advised at present.
Prosecutor Simon Legal guidelines QC continued to stipulate the case in opposition to the 24-year-old Iraqi Kurd who denies murdering the 32-year-old.
Exeter Crown Court docket heard Mangori had gone out round 2am that morning and noticed Lorraine as she walked dwelling alone.
The courtroom heard he had intercourse along with her in an alleyway – one thing he recorded on his telephone – after which took her to his room the place he killed her.
Mr Legal guidelines stated Mangori then went about overlaying his tracks and used her sim card to make out that she was nonetheless alive as frightened family and friends questioned the place she was.
Lorraine Cox, 32, had met Mangori after she had loved an evening out with associates in Exeter, Devon, a courtroom was advised, and was making her manner dwelling when she got here throughout the defendant
Azam Mangori, ,24, an Iraqi Kurd who was denied asylum in December 2018, has admitted stopping the burial of Lorraine Cox however denies killing her and is on trial at Exeter Crown Court docket
Jurors advised it was not doable to find out how Lorraine Cox was killed
Prosecutor Simon Legal guidelines QC stated it was not doable for the Crown to say how Lorraine Cox was killed.
He stated it was doable that she had been smothered or strangled.
He advised Exeter Crown Court docket: ‘He saved the physique out of view for lengthy sufficient, it isn’t doable for the pathologist to take this subject very far.
‘The prosecution would not have to show how Lorraine died, solely that he killed her.’
Mr Legal guidelines stated Lorraine had been bare and her T shirt had been pushed in to her mouth.
He requested: ‘What doable motive may there be for him to have pushed her T shirt into her mouth in that manner if to not kill her ?’
He stated she had been dismembered after her demise.
And Mr Legal guidelines stated he had reduce out a tattoo off Lorraine and questioned whether or not this was to make it tougher for her to be recognized, in addition to mutilating her again.
That sim card was later discovered beneath a drain cowl close to the kebab store – and in an alleyway subsequent to the store police later discovered taped black bins containing her legs and arms.
Mr Legal guidelines stated Mangori was caught on digicam going into native retailers and shopping for black bin baggage, tape, a heater to dry a blood stained carpet, air air purifier to cover the odor of her decomposing physique in his room, sheeting to cease blood splashing on partitions and a suitcase.
The prosecutor stated he additionally purchased cleansing supplies and searched web sites in a bid to assist him get away along with his crime.
Mr Legal guidelines advised jurors that after wanting on the web site about ‘learn how to dig a grave by hand’ Mangori was seen on CCTV shopping for a trowel.
The courtroom heard ten days earlier than he killed he had purchased a big kitchen knife he would later use to chop up her physique.
In Lorraine’s backpack she had a chunk of paper along with her passwords on it – and Mangori took an image of it so he may use it in his cowl up, the courtroom heard.
Lorraine had been to the kebab home on the night time of her demise and ate a kebab on a bench close by.
However when police seemed extra intently at CCTV, Mr Legal guidelines stated, it confirmed Mangori leaving the constructing at 2.03am and Lorraine and a person kissing and returning at 2.45am.
Police spoke to Mangori ‘who nonetheless thought he had obtained away along with his crime’, stated Mr Legal guidelines, including: ‘He was play performing proper from the start.’
He stated he was Christopher Mayer and produced an asylum card in that identify – however he had been refused asylum within the UK in December 2018 and he was liable to deportation.
Police looking countryside and woodland close to Newton St Cyres, 5 miles from Exeter
Police confirmed him the picture of him with Lorraine however he stated he was unsure it was him, stated the Crown and did not assume it was.
Mr Legal guidelines stated: ‘He was even clearer about that half. He stated he had by no means introduced a girl again to his flat. He underlined that emphasis by saying he was not inquisitive about girls.
‘He stated he was homosexual. That was not the entire fact as he had contact with feminine escorts.
‘He was saying ‘I’m homosexual why would I carry a girl again to my room? I’ve by no means seen this girl’.’
Mr Legal guidelines added that this was the identical man who had sought her out, taken benefit of her drunken state to have intercourse along with her, taken her again to his room and was the final particular person to see her alive.
Mr Legal guidelines stated he advised police ‘I hope she is okay’ as he sat within the room the place he had saved her physique for every week and reduce it up earlier than disposing of it.
Pictured: Police put up a forensic tent in Mary Arches, Avenue, Exeter as they launched a homicide investigation when Ms Cox’s stays had been present in bin baggage hidden in an alleyway
‘It confirmed he was a fluent and decided liar,’ stated Mr Legal guidelines who stated Mangori tried to return throughout as a useful, likeable younger man who was involved for the lacking lady.
However police noticed a telephone on his mattress and the serial quantity was checked and it confirmed Lorraine’s sim card had been utilized in it – and that was a breakthrough within the case, the courtroom heard.
‘It was clear Mangori was concerned in a roundabout way,’ stated Mr Legal guidelines who stated Mangori was arrested on suspicion of kidnap however tried to distract the police by asking why the opposite males within the kebab store constructing weren’t suspects.
Mr Legal guidelines then stated a search of the realm by police discovered Lorraine’s arms, thighs and proper decrease leg in baggage in addition to smaller physique components within the alleyway subsequent to the constructing.
Her torso and head had been later discovered beneath a pile of wooden in woodland a number of miles away after Mangori had taken a sports activities holdall in a taxi to Newton St Cyres close to Exeter.
Mangori admits stopping the lawful burial of Lorraine however denies her homicide and his trial continues.