Sameena Imam murder: Recording of murderer admitting killing former Loxford pupil
- Credit: West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police have released the interview where David Cooper admits killing Sameena Imam with chloroform on his sofa.
David, 39, and his brother Roger, 41, were convicted of murdering the 34-year-old Miss Imam on Christmas Eve at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday.
Justic Patrick Thomas QC today gave the pair life sentences – a minimum of 30 years imprisonment.
The court heard that Roger Cooper had spent at least a month plotting to kill Ms Imam – one of his three lovers – to prevent her exposing their two-year affair.
The interview is with David Cooper after he had been charged for murdering Ms Imam.
You may also want to watch:
He begins by saying: “This lady I did not know her name she died on my sofa.”
Cooper claims he intended to use the chloroform to merely knock out Ms Imam.
- 1 More than £5m worth of stolen vehicles recovered in first Redbridge Action Week
- 2 Cost of damage runs into thousands as Clayhall street clears up after floods
- 3 'Uproar' at decision to fell protected oak tree in Hainault
- 4 Woodford Green and Forest Gate residents criticise councils over flooding
- 5 Inquest: Newham driver died of 'misadventure' after Redbridge police chase
- 6 Barts Trust ends major incident but situation 'critical' at Whipps Cross
- 7 Cycling access extended at Wanstead Park
- 8 Ricardo Fuller death: Third man charged with murder
- 9 Oxford student bids to improve top university access for state school pupils
- 10 Former Woodford Police Station could become office space
“Seen it on telly and I thought it was OK, I thought it would just shut her up because my walls are paper thing, I don’t want a scene and I wanted to give Roger a few minutes.”
He continued saying he ran in and smothered her with a towel doused in chloroform “to buy me some time”.
Cooper continued: “She didn’t wake up.”
He goes on to explain how he tried to dispose of the body.
Cooper denied these admissions were truthful during his evidence at the trial.