Killer jailed for stabbing her partner to death in savage attack
woman has been jailed for the murder of her teenage partner in a savage unprovoked knife attack in south London.
Kamila Ahmad, 24, from Mitcham, fatally stabbing 19-year-old Tai Jordan O’Donnell on March 3 2021.
She was sentenced to a minimum of 23 years at Croydon Crown Court on Wednesday. Her claims of self defence were rejected by the court who heard she left Mr O’Donnell bleeding to death on a sofa.
Ahmad was also found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm in an attack on another man in 2015 and was sentenced to seven years, to be served concurrently.
Detective Sergeant Dave Brooks, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Tai was a much-loved son and brother and his death has left his family completely devastated and their lives will never be the same and our thoughts remain with them.”
Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to a stabbing at a flat on Alpha Road in Croydon.
They found Tai laying on the sofa with several stab injuries, he was pronounced dead at the scene having been injured some hours before the alarm was raised. His cause of death was later confirmed as severe blood loss due to a wound to the left thigh.
Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command immediately launched a murder investigation and arrested Ahmad two days later. She claimed she knew nothing about the death.
However they found items discarded by Ahmad including a bloodstained rucksack and jacket. When forensically tested, they were found to be a DNA match to her victim.
The court heard that Ahmad had also carried out a knife attack on another man almost six years before the murder, in July 2015, following an argument over a remote control.
The victim, Ahmad’s then partner, was stabbed three times before being moved into the street in an attempt to mislead police into believing that he had been attacked by an unknown third party.
He did not initially wish to proceed with a prosecution against Ahmad but upon hearing of the murder of Tai felt compelled to support the investigation.
Hearing the parallels of the two offences enabled the jury to reject a claim of self-defence made by Ahmad who had inflicted the violence upon both partners.
DS Brooks, added: “We wish to reaffirm that the Met will take all instances of domestic abuse seriously and urge anyone living with violence no matter what their gender to seek help.”