Professional gambler Mehmet Hassan's death was the result of what is believed to be a preplanned burglary. Hassan was found dead in his London home in March of 2014. Leonie Granger, Nicholas Chandler, and Kyrron Jackson were arrested, facing charges of robbery, murder, and false imprisonment!
Granger is on trial now at the Old Bailey. Granger contends that she is not guilty of the charges.
The BBC reported that Hassan was bound with parcel tape and a necktie before being "kicked and stomped" to death. Afterwards, the three suspects used their mobile phones to record themselves throwing "£50 notes around and stuffing wads in underpants." The trio tore through the rest of Hasaan's home in Islington searching for cash and valuables.
The following mobile phone video was admitted into the court proceedings:
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC reported to the court, "While Mr. Hassan's body lay undetected in his flat, his killers were literally throwing his money around."
Hassan was a divorced father of three and his enjoyment of the company of the opposite sex is what Aylett believes made him "vulnerable to the unscrupulous."
"The truth, sadly, is that Miss Granger was not interested in Mehmet Hassan for anything other than his money," Aylett added. "And that is how Mehmet Hassan came to be tied up and kicked to death in his own flat."
From the evidence relayed to the court it is believed that Hassan and Granger were seen having dinner at Nobu Restaurant on March 23rd. Previously they were at the Palm Beach Casino Club where it's said Hassan played poker and won £3,000. The next step in the murder of Hassan had already been planned by Granger. Her boyfriend, Jackson, and his friend, Chandler, would meet her at Hassan's apartment where she intended to take the victim.
A cab picked up Granger close to a half hour after she had arrived at Hassan's apartment. Prosecutors believe that Granger called one of her conspirators using Hassan's phone while she was in the cab. The cabdriver reported overhearing: "Swear down. I don't believe it. Don't tell me the money's not there. I saw it. Look in the drawer. Look under the cabinet."
It is believed the trial will last for several weeks.
Find more information at bbc.com.