- Millionaire Sammy Almahri, 45, killed 28-year-old Nadine Aburas in Cardiff
- The pair met on an internet dating website called MuslimMatch.com
- Almahri has now been jailed for 17 years after admitting her murder
A ‘jealous’ and ‘possessive’ millionaire New York businessman was today jailed for at least 17 years for murdering a young British woman in a hotel room after meeting her on a dating site.
Property tycoon Sammy Almahri, 45, killed pretty Nadine Aburas, 28, in his hotel room after she refused to marry him when he flew to meet her.
Almahri had hung a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door of Room 203 of the Future Inns in Cardiff, Wales, before fleeing abroad in a bid to escaped justice.
Miss Aburas’ body was found on New Year’s Eve in 2014 by staff at the hotel – hours after her killer fled in her car to drive to Heathrow Airport in London.
He flew to Qatar in the Middle East and then on to Tanzania, Africa, before being caught three weeks later.
Almahri at first denied murder by claiming he was driven by the ‘Voice of God’ in his head. But he later changed his plea to admit it.
Judge Mrs Justice Nicola Davies described Almahri as being ‘jealous’ before jailing him for life with a minimum term of 17 years before he can apply for parole.
She said: ‘You showed both jealously and possessiveness of Nadine. I am satisfied that your killing of Nadine was prompted by jealousy and anger.
CCTV footage shows the moment Almahri entered the Future Inns hotel in Cardiff – the day before Miss Aburas’ body was found
Her death has left a huge void in the lives of all the family that can never be replaced.
‘By taking Nadine, her mother says you have taken the glue that made them a family.
‘Your actions will impact upon Nadine’s family for the rest of their lives, their loss is immeasurable.’
Miss Aburas, who lived alone in her own flat in Cardiff Bay, met Almahri on an internet dating site called MuslimMatch.com.
The pair had a two year romance travelling between UK and New York at least three times.
But Almahri became ‘besotted’ by Nadine – showering her with money and expensive presents.
Prosecutor Roger Thomas said: ‘He paid for mobile phones and a car. She was living off jobseekers allowance.
‘There’s no doubt the financial benefits were attractive to her.’
She returned home with an injured lip from their last meeting and then began seeing other men in her hometown of Cardiff.
Almahri became ‘increasingly jealous’ then began bombarding her with abusive messages.
Cardiff Crown Court heard he warned her: ‘You will be in hell.’
He discovered she had seen another man before sending her messages calling her a ‘hooker’ and a ‘whore’.
The court heard he contacted one of Nadine’s brother’s Jamal on Facebook to threaten to send him pictures of his sister.
He also sent her a phone message of her naked saying: ‘I am going to post these around a Facebook you hoe.’
Almahri travelled from the United States to see Nadine – but he was punched by one of her brothers.
Another brother told him to ‘stay away from my sister’ before taking him to Cardiff railway station.
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