London Couple Admit To Murdering French Nanny And Burning Her Body

A couple have admitted to murdering a French nanny and perverting the course of justice by attempting to dispose of her body by burning it.

The charred remains of Sophie Lionnet, 21, were discovered in the garden at a house in Southfields, south-west London, on September 20 last year.

Designer Sabrina Kouider, 34, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, had initially denied murdering Ms Lionnet, of Wandsworth, who was originally from Troyes in north-east France.

They pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey on Friday to a second charge of perverting the course of justice by attempting to “dispose of the body of Sophie Lionnet by burning”.


At first police were unable to identify the body, but later confirmed it was that of the nanny.

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Wearing a white shirt and black blazer Kouider appeared tearful as she sat in the dock. She was helped to follow the hearing by a French interpreter.


Her partner, dressed in a burgundy sweatshirt, paused for a short time before entering a guilty plea to perverting the course of justice.

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