A COWY garage worker today refused to face Sabina Nessa’s family in court before his conviction for her murder.
Koci Selamaj, 36, assaulted the 28-year-old in a “deliberate and predatory” attack as she was walking to meet a friend in Kidbrooke, south-east London.
The cowardly killer refused to face his family ahead of his sentencing today at the Old Bailey after pleading guilty to murder September 17 last year.
Albanian Selamaj traveled from his home in Eastbourne, East Sussex, to Cator Park where he hid in bushes for 20 minutes waiting for a lonely woman.
Sabina had previously expressed concerns to friends about walking through the bushland at night, and “probably only went into the area because she was late.”
Prosecutor Alison Morgan QC told the court that Selamaj initially drove around Brighton “looking for someone to have a sexual encounter with” before abandoning the idea of going to London.
Terrifying CCTV footage shows the monster crossing Sabina before checking he has not been observed.
He then sprints after the terrified Sabina, who was a total stranger to him and “didn’t know” he was behind her.
Selamaj, who was transferred to Broadmoor Prison, beat Sabina 34 times using the 2-foot metal emergency triangle with such brute force that it broke into several pieces.
Sabina was left unconscious over a bench, and Selamaj was then seen carrying her into the darkness before strangling her in the undergrowth in what police believed was a sexually motivated attack.
About ten minutes later, Selamaj reappears alone, picking up pieces of the shattered gun that are lying on the ground before wiping down a nearby bench with wet wipes.
The court heard that he removed Sabina’s underwear and pantyhose and pulled her clothes up, exposing her torso.
He arrived back at the Grand Hotel just after midnight after throwing the emergency call into the Teise and checked out the next morning.
Just two hours before the murder, Selamaj contacted his wife, whom he had separated, and tried to pressure her into having sex with him.
The body of the tragic Sabina was found the next day just 200 meters from her home by a dog walker covered in leaves.
The ailing Selamaj pleaded guilty to murdering the primary school teacher last month and was arrested at his ground floor apartment days after the murder.
The Old Bailey heard he checked into the five-star hotel and paid £350 a night to plot the murder of any woman who crossed his path.
Selamaj, who was married at the time of the murder, also used his bank card at Sainsbury’s in Kidbrooke to purchase a rolling pin.
He had no prior convictions in the UK or Interpol reports prior to the brutal murder.
After her shocking death, tributes poured out for the “amazing” elementary school teacher, and hundreds of mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil.
The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to the young woman and said her thoughts are with Sabina’s friends and family.
Kate, who left flowers at the vigil for Sarah Everard, said she was “sad at the loss of another innocent young woman on our streets”.
Sabina’s death also sparked outrage after she joined a growing list of women killed in public spaces in London in recent months.
Activists are calling for action to end violence against women in the wake of tragedies including the death of Sarah Everard.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5072285/sabina-nessa-killer-koci-selamaj-jailed-murder-road-sign/ Sabina Nessa’s killer, Koci Selamaj, huddles in a cell as he refuses to face her family to be convicted of a teacher’s murder