He was also convicted of the attempted murder of Lucy's father, George.
Technically speaking, he also murdered Lucy's unborn child.
CCTV footage from a petrol station near the house showed Mehmood's black cab on the forecourt at 3.28am. Timings from the emergency service revealed that a neighbour, who called the fire brigade at 3.39am, saw him standing outside the Lowe's house at that time.
And the reason for this bloodbath?
Mehmood was jealous, even though Lucy, who was ten years his junior, had given him no reason to be.
Unfortunately for the Lowe family, the politically correct message that has been drummed into us over the last 50 years had well and truly taken hold and, not, only did Lucy's parents allow Mehmood to court, seduce and impregnate their youngest daughter, THEY ALSO ALLOWED HIM TO LIVE IN THEIR HOME AS WELL, with disastrous consequences.
George Lowe said this in a statement after Lucy's 'jealous and possessive' lover was found guilty of murder:
"He is alive and his family can visit him. I on the other hand have to visit my family in the cemetery. I will never forgive him for taking them away from me."I know it's 'racist' not to allow immigrant boyfriends into our homes, George, but couldn't you have found some excuse?
You know, like 'you got my daughter pregnant when she was fifteen, you perv! And, with another little one on the way, you still haven't married her!'
You know, something like that? You might have ended up in The Sunday Mirror or even up before the magistrates but, hey, if you'd only had the courage to put your foot down, your family wouldn't have ended up in the cemetery, would they?
Sorry, George, I know what I've just said is callous and unfeeling but, if some other poor mug, whose daughter wants to move an immigrant paedophile into the family home, reads it, he might just screw his courage to the sticking place and think 'to hell with all the PC b***ocks, f*** off, Abdul,' mightn't he?
That's what I'm hoping for anyway.