Headless homicide sufferer ‘believed she had YouTube relationship with Charles’



weak girl believed she had a YouTube relationship with the Prince of Wales earlier than she was murdered and her headless physique dumped in woods, a court docket has been advised.

Mee Kuen Chong, often called Deborah, was allegedly attacked in her north-west London house by churchgoing buddy Jemma Mitchell, 38, and carried off in a big blue suitcase final June 11.

Fifteen days later, Mitchell allegedly employed a automobile and dumped Ms Chong’s decapitated physique over 200 miles away in Salcombe, Devon, the place it was discovered by a holidaying household.

Mitchell admits being the individual seen on CCTV carrying the suitcase however denies homicide, the Previous Bailey heard.

On Friday, jurors have been proven the suitcase earlier than prosecutor Lucy Organ learn out a sequence of statements from individuals who knew the sufferer, 67.

Physician Alyson Callan mentioned Ms Chong had a “perceived relationship” with Charles and believed she might talk with him by means of video-sharing web site YouTube, the court docket was advised.

Final March 1, Ms Chong was referred by the Fixated Menace Evaluation Centre at Buckingham Palace to the Brent neighborhood psychological well being workforce, Dr Callan mentioned.

Dr Callan, who’s a marketing consultant psychiatrist with the Brent workforce, mentioned: “The referral was made when Mee despatched a lot of letters addressed to Prince Charles and Boris Johnson.

“The contents of the letters contained nothing alarming however they have been weird, suggesting she was having one other episode of psychological sickness.”

The psychiatrist mentioned Ms Chong was additionally referred in 2017 after being admitted to a psychological well being unit.

Ms Chong was visited final Might and prescribed anti-psychotics however in early June complained they affected her sleep and urge for food.

Two days earlier than Ms Chong was reported lacking, her lodger David Klein requested a carer for her, the physician mentioned.

Retired carpenter Michael McGreal, who went to the identical church as Ms Chong and did work for her, mentioned she was anxious about local weather change and had “robust political beliefs”.

He mentioned she would speak about leaving her home to the homeless and launched Mitchell as a “buddy”.

He mentioned: “Deborah advised me she was writing letters to Boris Johnson and Prince Charles concerning the operating of the nation.

“I have no idea of Deborah having any disagreements with anybody. She had robust views about politics.

“She was a really sort individual and allowed folks to stay in her home rent-free and supported folks emotionally and financially.”

Howard Fraser, director of a curtain firm which fitted bed room drapes at Ms Chong’s house, mentioned: “She got here throughout as a beautiful individual and fairly eccentric.

I used to be involved about Deborah as a result of she didn’t take a lot care when she met and spoke to strangers

“I’d describe her as a Bible basher.”

Former lodger and evangelist Lorenia Alvaranqa mentioned: “Deborah was very captivated with politicians. There have been occasions after I thought she would bodily hit me, though this by no means transpired.”

She mentioned Ms Chong requested her to learn a letter she had written to the Authorities.

She described the pensioner as “fairly scary” so she moved out in November 2020.

She mentioned in her witness assertion: “The final two weeks earlier than transferring out, Deborah was not consuming or sleeping. She would spend hours writing letters to the Prime Minister and the Authorities.”

On studying Ms Chong was lacking, Ms Alvaranaa mentioned: “I felt one thing unhealthy had occurred to Deborah. I used to be involved about Deborah as a result of she didn’t take a lot care when she met and spoke to strangers.”

Ms Alvaranqa mentioned she met Mitchell at a barbecue at Ms Chong’s home.

Mitchell was launched as Ms Chong’s lodger Mr Klein’s buddy and revealed she was “in love with somebody” and wished to get married however didn’t say who it was, the jury was advised.

Later, jurors heard proof about an incident on the day Mitchell allegedly made a 500-mile spherical journey to dump Ms Chong’s physique in Devon.

On the night of June 26, Mitchell was compelled to drag right into a storage in Malborough close to Salcombe with a flat tyre.

A former AA repairman, who was known as to alter the wheel on Mitchell’s rented Volvo, described Mitchell’s “confused” manner and an “odd musty scent” contained in the automobile.

Lee Gardin mentioned he arrived on the Co-op storage at round 8pm to search out Mitchell’s tyre and the alloy wheel have been each broken.

He described seeing a small journey suitcase within the boot which Mitchell moved to entry the spare wheel.

Requested the place she was heading to, Mitchell allegedly mentioned she was going to Cornwall to observe the dawn.

Mr Gardin mentioned: “Initially she was undecided the place she wished to go in Cornwall which I discovered a bit of bit odd given she was right here on a visit. You’d count on somebody to have a tough thought of the place they wished to go on their holidays.

“After a bit she piped up with Land’s Finish – about two and a half hours from the place we have been.

“She simply wished to remain in a single day within the automobile so she might watch the dawn someplace the place there’s a cliff or seaside so she might probably have a stroll within the morning.”

Prosecutor Deanna Heer KC mentioned: “You might have a dialog about whether or not it was wise to drive the automobile with a short lived wheel?”

Mr Gardin replied: “Sure. She requested me to not put the wheel within the boot which I believed was a bit unusual.”

He went on: “There was an odd scent from the automobile, it was a musty scent as if somebody is staying in a single day dwelling within the automobile with all of the home windows up with no air flow or airflow. A really odd scent.

“It was not one thing I had smelt earlier than.”

Requested about Mitchell’s manner, he mentioned: “She appears a bit confused, she was fairly intense. She was listening to me, I might see she was listening, taking all the knowledge in from our dialog. I’m undecided what I used to be saying was sinking in. She requested a lot of questions, I used to be having to repeat myself three or 4 occasions. I puzzled whether or not she was autistic.”

Mitchell, from Willesden, north-west London, denies homicide.

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