susceptible 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 instructed.
Mee Kuen Chong, generally known as Deborah, was allegedly attacked in her north-west London dwelling by churchgoing pal Jemma Mitchell, 38, and carried off in a big blue suitcase final June 11.
Mitchell admits being the individual seen on CCTV carrying the suitcase however denies homicide, the Outdated Bailey heard.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 via video-sharing web site YouTube, the court docket was instructed.
Final March 1, Ms Chong was referred by the Fixated Menace Evaluation Centre at Buckingham Palace to the Brent group psychological well being crew, Dr Callan mentioned.
Dr Callan, who’s a marketing consultant psychiatrist with the Brent crew, mentioned: “The referral was made when Mee despatched plenty 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 Could 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 frightened about local weather change and had “sturdy political opinions”.
He mentioned she would discuss leaving her home to the homeless and launched Mitchell as a “pal”.
He mentioned: “Deborah instructed me she was writing letters to Boris Johnson and Prince Charles in regards to the working of the nation.
“I have no idea of Deborah having any disagreements with anybody. She had sturdy views about politics.
“She was a really form individual and allowed individuals to stay in her home rent-free and supported individuals emotionally and financially.”
Howard Fraser, director of a curtain firm which fitted bed room drapes at Ms Chong’s dwelling, mentioned: “She got here throughout as a stunning 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 once 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 horrifying” so she moved out in November 2020.
She mentioned in her witness assertion: “The final two weeks earlier than shifting 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 dangerous 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 pal and revealed she was “in love with somebody” and wished to get married however didn’t say who it was, the jury was instructed.
Mitchell, from Willesden, north-west London, denies homicide.