- Zakaria Mohamed was on probation when he killed Amina Adan in south London
- Old Bailey told he had assaulted her twice before during their year-long relationship
By Leon Watson
PUBLISHED: 11:42 EST, 22 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:49 EST, 22 June 2012
A violent refugee was jailed for at least 26 years today for stabbing his girlfriend 57 times.
Somalian Zakaria Mohamed, 29, was on probation when he killed television recruitment consultant Amina Adan, 32.
He had assaulted her twice before during their year-long relationship, but magistrates put off sentencing him so he could take part in a domestic abuse programme.
Zakaria Mohamed (left) who was jailed for at least 26 years today for stabbing his girlfriend Amina Adan 57 times
But she took him back and he killed her with three knives and shards of glass from a broken mirror before the counselling sessions were implemented, the Old Bailey heard.
Judge Anthony Morris said he did not know why the sessions were not prioritised before Mohamed served an unpaid work element of a community order.
Mohamed pleaded guilty to murdering Miss Adan on November 6, last year, at the home they shared in Walworth, south London.