An African asylum seeker who cold-bloodedly murdered two women may never be deported
Angolan Roberto Malasi, 18, shot dead mum-of-two Zainab Kalokoh, 33, as she cradled a baby at a christening party.
As she lay dying in a community centre at Peckham, South London, he and three other men robbed terrified guests of handbags, wallets and jewellery.
While on the run 14 days later he repeatedly stabbed pastor’s daughter Ruth Okechukwu, 18, in the street for “disrespecting” him.
Malasi can be named for the first time after admitting the second murder at the Old Bailey yesterday. He faces life in jail.
But Home Secretary John Reid will face a court battle to deport him.
Experts warn his lawyers could claim that the notoriety of the case would make him more likely to face persecution in war-torn Angola.
Ruth’s mother Pauline, 52, said: “It would be a disgrace if he was allowed to stay here.”
A Home Office spokesman said: “We seek to deport foreign nationals as early as possible into their sentences.”
A teenager has admitted stabbing to death an 18-year-old student - two weeks after shooting dead a woman cradling a baby at a christening