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Woman found guilty of beheading her devout Christian friend

by Alex Collett

A woman has been found guilty of beheading and murdering a devout Christian friend that she met at church.

The Old Bailey heard that Jemma Mitchell, 38,  murdered and decapitated Mee Kuen Chong last year.

The motive for the killing, according to the court, was money. 

On the 11th June 2021, the court heard, how Ms Mitchell beheaded her Christian friend - who she met through going to church herself - before stuffing her body into a suitcase. 

Ms Chong's remains were found by members of the public in a woodland area in Salcombe Devon, 200 miles from her Wembley home in London. 

Miss Chong, also known as Deborah Chong, had agreed to provide a sum believed to be in the region of £200,000, to Miss Mitchell  who was in desperate need of funds to complete renovation works on her house, but Miss Chong changed her mind. 

Detective chief inspector Jim Eastwood who led the investigation said: "The motivation for Jemma Mitchell’s actions was money and she showed a significant degree of planning and calculation as she attempted to cover up her horrific actions. The cold facts of this case are shocking.

"Deborah Chong was a vulnerable lady in the weeks before her murder, she was seeking help for her declining mental health.

"However, Mitchell  so desperate to obtain the money she needed to complete the renovations on her house  sought to take advantage of Deborah’s good will, but when Deborah changed her mind, she callously murdered her and embarked upon an attempt to fraudulently obtain her estate."

"What is clear is that Mitchell  seeing her chance to obtain the funds she so desperately desired disappear  decided to attack and murder a vulnerable lady for her own gain in a truly despicable crime."

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