Mudadiwa Chinyoka, an illegal immigrant from Zimbabwe who had evaded deportation for more than seven years by using different aliases, tortured Gemma before beating her to death.
Gemma met him on a blind date arranged through a mutual friend. After that first date, he sent Gemma a series of text messages and she went with him to his ground-floor flat in Hexthorpe, Doncaster, a short distance from her family home.
In the middle of the night neighbour Rebecca Storey in an upstairs flat heard sexual noises coming from Chinyoka's flat and Gemma crying. Rodney Jameson, prosecuting, said:
"She could hear her say 'No, no, no'."Chinyoka could be heard hitting her as she pleaded with him to stop before Rebecca heard a 'massive bang' as if she had been hit with something.
Chinyoka dressed Gemma and dragged her body down into the cellar. He went out and bought a spade and began to dig a grave there.
The pathologist found 48 separate injuries on her body and said she died from repeated blows to the head and neck. There were also cuts on her back and buttocks and internal injuries.
A new statutory offence of intentionally assaulting by penetration was introduced during the trial. Charles Garside, defending Chinyoka, said:
"It was a sudden attack carried out on the spur of the moment... This was a crime born out of drink and temper."The judge, Mr Justice Crane, told Chinyoka:
"It was vicious and cruel. She was a slightly built young woman and must have been helpless in offering no effective resistance... You clearly lost your temper. There followed a prolonged and frenzied attack on this young woman despite her cries for help."Gemma's father said:
"She suffered from chronic anaemia but always thought about other people before herself and wanted to be a nursery nurse as she loved children...Chinyoka was ordered to serve a minimum of 19 years and 229 days after which the authorities said he will be immediately deported.
We have never even met the bloke. She was only introduced to him a few days before this happened. She agreed to meet him and then this happens. It makes it worse that Chinyoka had been in this country illegally since 1997. He will get a fresh start when he comes out of prison; we have been dealt a life sentence... IF THE AUTHORITIES HAD DONE THEIR JOB PROPERLY AND DEPORTED HIM MY DAUGHTER WOULD STILL BE ALIVE TODAY."
Too late, you tw*ts, too late.
Remember, you lovely, young English girls, when you go up to an illegal immigrant's room because the soaps and the magazines and the CDs and the politicians tell you it's a fashionable and 'wicked' thing to do, if that black man has had too much to 'drink" and happens to lose his 'temper,' the powers-that-be might just have to introduce a whole new law to describe the monstrous way he ends your life.
Yours was a truly dreadful death, sweetheart.
I really, really hate the men and women who made it possible. Some day soon, when we take back our world from those who stole it, we will be revenged upon those who killed you.