A man posed as a rich business man online to trap Nadine in his love and then started to blackmail her with her private photos
Nadine’s mother has revealed how the killer of her daughter was sending her text messages from her daughter’s phone
Andrea Aburas’s daughter Nadine met her boyfriend, Sammy Almahri online who posed as a rich businessman.
They met at a hotel in Cardiff on New Year’s Eve where Sammy Almahri choked her to death.
Sammy Almahri convinced Nadine that he was a rich businessman from New York.
When Nadine wanted to put an end to the relationship, he started to blackmail her of posting her private snaps online, before eventually choking her to death and going on the run.
After killing Nadine he took her phone and would use it to send text messages to Nadine’s family and police.
Nadine’s mum revealed the ordeal they had to go through after losing her daughter.
“We were, once again, thrown into this despair of unbelievable, unimaginable horror of having Nad’s phone text us and insult and assault us.” Said Andrea while sobbing.
Aneesa the younger sister of Nadine said he would text us saying it was their fault that Nadine died.
She added: “My mum got a text from Nadine’s phone and it said something along the lines of ‘It’s your fault. You’re next.’
“He would send messages saying ‘your brother killed her, it wasn’t me’.”
“He had the confidence to parade the fact that there was a dead body in that room. And he would call up as though it was an entertainment.”
Detective Chief Inspector Morgan of South Wales Police – the chief investigating officer on the case – said he was shocked by Almahri’s animal like behaviour
You’ve got this animal” he said, “who’s not only intent on committing that crime, he’s then contacting the nearest and dearest people to Nadine and taunting them.”
Nadine met Almahri on a dating app in 2012, where he appeared to be the perfect man
Charismatic and attentive, the supposedly successful businessman showered her with lavish gifts, flying over from America to visit her.
Nadine’s mum Andrea had encouraged her daughter to try online dating after she had ended an earlier marriage.
“I told her, ‘Don’t worry, there’s someone for everyone’. There’s the internet. I set her up…”
As Almahri, 45 and Nadine, became close, and were thinking of getting married but little did she know the evil face behind that charismatic smile of Almahri
Almahri was not even close to a good husband that Nadine had hoped and within a couple of years she would be dead
Almahri pleaded guilty to murdering Nadine and was sentenced to life in prison.
In the UK alone, crime linked to online dating has risen by a staggering 450% in the past five years.
While there’s nothing unusual about meeting a stranger, there’s a dark side to the web that many of us are unaware of, and a host of predators who lurk there.
Forensic psychologist Dr Ruth Tully told Swipe Right For Murder: “Online dating opens up a huge range of opportunities for dating people on the other side of the world.”
“For someone like Nadine, who lived in a small city, this could have been quite a glamorous opportunity or something to take her away from the day-to-day life she was living.”
Dr Tully said “people can be vulnerable if they’re lonely “because you may not be alert to what might ordinarily be clear warning signs of risk or danger, or the potential for that”.
“It means that while online dating can end in love for some, for others it can simply be the end.”