Headless body trial: Woman guilty of murdering and decapitating friend

A woman has been found guilty of murdering and decapitating her friend in order to inherit her estate.

Jemma Mitchell, 38, killed Mee Kuen Chong at the 67-year-old’s north-west London home in June 2021, before putting her body into a suitcase and driving to Devon to dump it.

Ms Chong’s headless remains were found by holidaymakers in Salcombe, 200 miles from her home in Wembley.

Mitchell forged a will in an attempt to gain money for renovations to her home.

Ms Chong, who was also known as Deborah, had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and struggled with her mental health, the trial at the Old Bailey heard.

The jury was told the pair, both committed Christians, had met through a church group and had become close, with Mitchell also acting as a “spiritual healer” for Ms Chong.

Ms Chong had initially offered to invest £200,000 for renovations at Mitchell’s £4m dilapidated property, also in north-west London, but later changed her mind, telling Ms Mitchell she should sell the house,…

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