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Rakesh Bhayani 'ruthlessly targeted' Carole Waugh

Sentencing Rakesh Bhayani for the murder of Carole Waugh, Mr Justice Wilkie said he "ruthlessly targeted" Ms Waugh and "left her body to rot".

He said the murder and subsequent dumping of the body was done with "greed, callousness and total lack of any regard" for her.

Carole Waugh. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The murder was "arising out of an argument about money", and the judge described Ms Waugh as a "risk-taker and manifestly vulnerable to conmen".

He said: "Without a second thought, you calmly and comprehensively set about stealing her identity.

"You took steps to ensure her body would not be found for a sufficient time."

Mr Justice Wilkie said Bhayani embarked on the complete "asset-stripping of her persona".

Ms Waugh's family were in court for the sentencing and heard the murder was "not premeditated or pre-planned".

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Conman jailed for life over Carole Waugh murder

Conman Rakesh Bhayani has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years for murdering wealthy Carole Waugh, dumping her body in a car and spending her money.

Rakesh Bhayani Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police described Bhayani as "a confidence trickster who murdered her with the sole intention of stripping her assets and the belongings she had worked hard for".

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The conman guilty of murdering a wealthy woman

A conman has been found guilty of murdering a wealthy woman who was stabbed to death in her flat and whose body was hidden in the boot of a car. 41-year-old Rakesh Bhayani was convicted of killing Carole Waugh.

Rakesh Bhayani Credit: Metropolitan Police

Co-accused, Nicholas Kutner, was found not guilty of murder but guilty of perverting the course of justice by concealing the death.

Nicholas Kutner Credit: Metropolitan Police

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Two to appear in court over Carole Waugh murder

Two men will appear at the Old Bailey today accused of killing wealthy former oil executive Carole Waugh.

Rakesh Bhayani, 41, and Nicholas Kutner, 48, will enter pleas after being charged with murdering Miss Waugh, 50, who disappeared from her home in Marylebone, central London.

Carole Waugh's body was found with a single stab wound inside a car. Credit: PA

Her body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in Lime Court, New Malden, on August 2 last year.

Miss Waugh, originally from Durham, was reported missing by her family on May 7 and had not been seen since mid-April.

Two men charged with fraud plot over oil executive murder

Two men have been charged with conspiracy to defraud in connection with the investigation into the murder of wealthy former oil executive Carole Waugh, Scotland Yard said.

Carole Waugh's body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in South West London in August. Credit: ITV News

Derek Eastham, 55, of Great Peter Street, Westminster, central London, was charged yesterday while Elie Khoury, 39, of Spring Street, Paddington, central London, was charged today.

The outline of the alleged offence is that, between April 15 and August 1, Eastham conspired with others to defraud banks and other financial institutions and was in possession of criminal property, namely a quantity of counterfeit currency.

Khoury is alleged to have conspired with others to defraud banks and other financial institutions between the same dates.

Both have been bailed to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on January 10.

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