A LOVE note allegedly signed in blood to a demon was found in the bedroom of a teenager accused of stabbing two sisters to death, a court has heard.
Jurors were told how the handwritten note allegedly signed in the blood of Danyal Hussein, 19, was seized by police.
Hussein is accused of launching a ferocious knife attack on sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, in the early hours of June 6 last year.
The siblings, who had been celebrating Ms Henry’s birthday, were found dead in bushes in Fryent Country Park, North London the following day.
A note found by cops pledged to “sacrifice” women in exchange for winning the Mega Millions Super Jackpot, which the Old Bailey heard was £321 million.
Next to the paper document were three lottery tickets, jurors heard.
‘DEEPLY IN LOVE’
Hussein had allegedly set up an online account with LottoGo.com on June 4 last year.
Bank records allegedly showed that five Mega Millions bets and one Mega Millions syndicate bet totalling £17.50 were placed on June 7 last year, the day after the killings.
In the following days, Hussein’s bank cards were used to buy more lottery tickets, jurors heard.
Following Hussein’s arrest on July 1 last year, police found notes in his bedroom, with one pledging blood in exchange for making a woman fall “deeply in love” was found in the bedroom, the court was told.
Detective Sergeant Rob Dodds told jurors how a paper pouch contained a pendant and some papers.
One of them was addressed to Queen Byleth and signed Danyal.
It said: “My requests: Making (name redacted) fall deeply in love with me to the point where she isn’t interested sexually nor romantically in anybody but me.
“To make (name redacted) believe and see that I am the only one for her.
“Make (name redacted) fall so deeply in love with me where she shows and expresses her love for me.
“Making me more attractive to women romantically.”
The other side of the sheet read: “Queen Byleth
“Every two weeks burn insense [sic] in your name, offer some sweet drink, offer chocolate
“Buy more red candles
“Offer some blood.”
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, who led the inquiry, told how media appeals were launched for information about anyone who had cut their hand, after a quantity of blood not belonging to the victims was identified.
Swabs produced male DNA – labelled Unknown One – that was not on any databases, DCI Harding said.
However, the database did produced a familial DNA link on June 30 last year, the court heard.
Investigators found that teenager Danyal Hussein was a member of the same family and that his father lived near the park.
DCI Harding went on: “One of my officers deployed to do some research around purchases of knife blocks piped up straight away and said ‘I’ve got him buying knives in Asda a couple of days before’.”
CCTV covering the defendant’s Wembley address was recovered showing a male returning at around 4am on the morning of the killings.
Mr Harding said: “This was really, really quick. In an hour and a half we had everything.”
The officer concentrated his resources to find Danyal Hussein who was arrested at his mother’s house in south east London early on July 1.
Hussein, of Blackheath, south-east London, has denied two counts of murder and possessing a knife.