Kilburn rapist and killer has jail term slashed by six years

Illegal immigrant raped a nanny and decapitated his neighbour

An illegal immigrant who raped a nanny and decapitated his neighbour has won a six-year cut to his minimum jail term.

Algerian Mohamed Boudjenane, 49, of Kingsgate Road, Kilburn, was jailed for life in November 2008 for the sex attack and killing.

During his Old Bailey trial jurors had heard how he shaved off the Filipino woman’s hair after assaulting her and later killed Lakhdar Ouyahia, 43, in the belief the two were having an affair.

He was captured on CCTV carrying the head of Mr Ouyahia in a plastic bag on a bus to the Regents Canal and two days later the headless corpse was discovered wrapped in a duvet at the back of a supermarket near Boudjenane’s home.

Boudjenane, who claimed he had no memory of killing Mr Ouyahia, told the police he had dumped the head in the canal and it was recovered.

He was convicted of murder and three counts of rape by a jury, having earlier pleaded guilty to false imprisonment.

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He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.

But the murder conviction was quashed last year after the Court of Appeal ruled the trial judge had misdirected the jury on psychiatric evidence.

When the case was referred back to the Old Bailey in September this year Boudjenane admitted the lesser charge of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.

Last week, The Recorder of London, Judge Peter Beaumont QC, jailed him for life with a minimum term of 16 years after hearing he suffered from a ‘paranoid and delusional disorder’ at the time of the killing.

He said: “Given the extreme nature of the violence perpetrated both before and in carrying out the killing, the protection of the public, and indeed the elimination of risk to the public, is paramount.”