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NANNY PAIR GUILTY Chilling photo of starved French nanny Sophie Lionnet two days before she was killed and burned by Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni

Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni have been found guilty at the Old Bailey this morning of murdering Sophie Lionnet.

THIS is the haunting picture of a starved French nanny taken just two days before she was murdered and burned by an evil London couple.

Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni were this morning found guilty of murdering the 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet – after subjecting her to a campaign of torture.

Chilling pictures of chicken on a barbecue showed how the twisted killers tried to mask the smell as they burned the nanny’s body in September last year.Her melted glasses were found near to a smoking bonfire in the couple’s back garden, as they claimed to cops her body was that of a sheep.

The pair now face life behind bars after the jury deliberated for days following a bizarre trial where the grim details leading up to her death were revealed.

The 35-year-old woman and her 40-year-old partner were convinced the young nanny was spying on the family at their Wimbledon home.

 Ouissem Medouni's mugshot following his arrest when the body was found in the garden

Ouissem Medouni’s mugshot following his arrest when the body was found in the garden
 Sabrina Kouider was caught up in a bizarre fantasy where she thought the nanny was spying on herSabrina Kouider was caught up in a bizarre fantasy where she thought the nanny was spying on her
 The couple cooked chicken to try and mask the smell of the nanny's burning body
The couple cooked chicken to try and mask the smell of the nanny’s burning body

It emerged they believed she was working with Kouider’s former boyfriend Mark Walton, a founding member of Boyzone.

Kouider convinced herself he was spying on her, having sex with the nanny and even extracting Medouni’s semen to frame him for rape.

The court heard Kouider was obsessed with her ex- she reported him to police more than 30 times and received a caution for branding him a paedophile on a fake Facebook profile.

She also accused him of sexually abusing a cat, using black magic and hiring a helicopter to spy on her.

LA-based Mr Walton said he had been “in love” with her but she would “flip” and go “crazy” for no reason.

Sophie was told she would never return home to France unless she confessed to working with Mr Walton and the couple threatened to have her arrested and jailed.

She didn’t have the money for the flight home and felt trapped – revealed in a series of notes where she repeatedly wrote “I want to go home” and “I want to leave”.

NANNY PAIR GUILTY Chilling photo of starved French nanny Sophie Lionnet two days before she was killed and burned by Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni

An exchange between Kouider and a friend where she claimed Miss Lionnet had gone back to France

 Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni have been found guilty of murdering their French nanny last year

Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni have been found guilty of murdering their French nanny last year
NANNY PAIR GUILTY Chilling photo of starved French nanny Sophie Lionnet two days before she was killed and burned by Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni
Medouni captured on CCTV dropping off the children to school on the day the body was found

 He is seen heading into a shop on the same day - the day Sophie Lionnet's burned body was discovered

He is seen heading into a shop on the same day – the day Sophie Lionnet’s burned body was discovered

 The young French nanny was tortured and killed by the pair - who were convinced she was spying on them

The young French nanny was tortured and killed by the pair – who were convinced she was spying on them

 The young nanny's burnt glasses were found by police after her body was pulled from a bonfire

The young nanny’s burnt glasses were found by police after her body was pulled from a bonfire

 Cops found drug testing kits in the house - after the couple interrogated and tortured the French national

Cops found drug testing kits in the house – after the couple interrogated and tortured the French national

Catherine, Miss Lionnet’s mother, today said: “Sophie had only just started to live her life – no-one had the right to take it away. Sophie’s precious life was not theirs to take.

“I remember the day Sophie left, I did not want her to go and I was angry at her for leaving. Our daughter left us excited at the prospect for fulfilling her dreams.

“Sophie was from a rural area 100 kilometres from north east Paris. She lived in a small community and lived a sheltered life.

“She was kind, reserved, shy and had a small circle of friends. I did not think for a moment Sophie’s life would end so tragically.

“When police arrived at my doorstep I went into shock, I was screaming, shouting and wailing, I was taken to hospital and I have been living this nightmare ever since.

“Sophie’s sister is distraught, she simply will not accept that Sophie is dead.”

 Police remove the burned body of Sophie Lionnet after she was murdered by her employers

Police remove the burned body of Sophie Lionnet after she was murdered by her employers

 The house in Wimbledon where the young nanny was tortured and killed

house in Wimbledon where the young nanny was tortured and killed

 The pair now face life behind bars after a jury returned a guilty verdict following days of deliberation

The pair now face life behind bars after a jury returned a guilty verdict following days of deliberation

Murdered French nanny’s father tells how he is haunted by her death

Tortured and killed Sophie Lionnet’s dad, Patrick, has said he is haunted by her death.

He told the MailOnline: “I try to think of Sophie the last time I saw her – happy and smiling, but sometimes I cannot block out the horror.

“I have seen photos of her starved body – like something out of Auschwitz – that hardly resembled my precious child.

“I don’t want the image of a charred body, a recognizable human nose and fingers to be my last memory of her.”

The heartbroken dad revealed he couldn’t sleep during the trial after hearing what happened to his daughter.

Wearing a pendant with Sophie’s face on, he dubbed Kouider and Medouni as “savages” and said he wants them to stay in jail for the rest of their lives.

Her heartbroken comments come after she was forced to listen in chilling recordings how her daughter was denied hospital treatment after being tortured and the inquisitions continued until the nanny was either beaten to death or drowned in the bath of the couple’s tiny flat.

Kouider and Medouni turned on each other and blamed the other for the murder but were convicted by the Old Bailey jury of seven women and five men.

In a further twist the fashion designer – who never sold a garment – claimed Medouni had demanded to have sex as Miss Linnot’s dead body lay nearby.

Kouider collapsed in tears as the jury foreman returned the verdicts, while Medouni hung his head.

Miss Lionnet’s mother wept as Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC said he was sure the allegations against her daughter had “no truth whatsoever”.

Emotional statement from Sophie’s grieving mum on family anguish

Catherine Devallonne , Miss Lionnet’s mother, today said in court: “I did not think for a moment Sophie’s life would end so tragically.

“When police arrived at my doorstep I went into shock, I was screaming, shouting and wailing, I was taken to hospital and I have been living this nightmare ever since.

“Sophie’s sister is distraught, she simply will not accept that Sophie is dead.”

NANNY PAIR GUILTY Chilling photo of starved French nanny Sophie Lionnet two days before she was killed and burned by Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni

The nanny suffered a campaign of abuse at the hands of the couple she worked for

 The 21-year-old died after being tortured by the couple at their Wimbledon house

The 21-year-old died after being tortured by the couple at their Wimbledon house

 The 21-year-old French nanny was killed in the home she worked in in south London

The 21-year-old French nanny was killed in the home she worked in in south London

 The young woman was tortured before she was murdered at the family home in Wimbledon

The young woman was tortured before she was murdered at the family home in Wimbledon

Her dad said in a statement to the court: “If only I had known what would happen to her at the hands of Sabrina and Ouissem, that she would undergo so much physical and mental torture, that her so young life was so selfishly and unnecessarily taken from her, I would never have encouraged her to leave.

“I would still have my little girl.

“She couldn’t stand seeing others suffering and it breaks my heart to know that she was abused to the end of her life.

“It was Sophie who suffered in silence, beaten and receiving wounds incompatible with life. She was imprisoned.

“Sabrina and Ouissem have not only stolen the life of my only daughter so brutally and without remorse, they have also stolen mine, my sleep, my happiness, my peace of mind and my future.”

Sophie Lionnet’s final month of horror at the hands of her murderers

Sophie Lionnet was subjected to more than a month of horrific torture as Sabrina Kouider and Ouissem Medouni tried to force her to confess to activity she wasn’t a part of.

The 21-year-old French nanny was interrogated, beaten and threatened by the delusional pair in the weeks before she was killed.

They believed the nanny had been hired by her ex to spy on her and partner in return for Hollywood acting roles.

Sophie tried to appease her employers by giving false confessions and apologies.

But she was imprisoned and starved, and forced to live, eat, and sleep at a tiny desk in cramped Wimbledon Park Road flat, writing page after page of false admissions.

The twisted couple would tell her she could go home to France but then demand more information before she could leave.

In the weeks leading up to her death in September last year, the couple beat, starved and tortured the shy 21-year-old au pair by dunking her head into water until she confessed.

In her final days, Miss Lionnet was hit with an electrical cable and beaten so badly she had five broken ribs and a cracked breast bone.

Jurors heard more than eight hours of harrowing tapes in which Miss Lionnet was slapped, likened to a Nazi collaborator and called “worse than a murderer” by her tormentors.

 The couple were caught burning the nanny's body in the back garden after killing her

The couple were caught burning the nanny’s body in the back garden after killing her

 Sophie's tearful mum, Catherine Devallonne, pictured outside the Old Bailey

Sophie’s tearful mum, Catherine Devallonne, pictured outside the Old Bailey

 She wept after hearing the details of her daughter's death at the Old Bailey

She wept after hearing the details of her daughter’s death at the Old Bailey

 The French nanny's parents seen here walking to the Old Bailey to hear the grim details of the case

The French nanny’s parents seen here walking to the Old Bailey to hear the grim details of the case Kouider, who claimed to know influential people including US President Donald Trump, threatened to have her locked up and even marched her to a police station. A witness in the house, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, placed both defendants in the bathroom with Miss Lionnet on the night of her death.

He described hearing Miss Lionnet screaming and splashing in the bath as they said to “breathe”.

Having killed her in the bath, the pair threw her body on a bonfire in the garden of their home near Wimbledon, south-west London, as they barbecued chicken nearby.

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