Man found guilty of stabbing gay shopkeeper to death
A man has been found guilty of stabbing a gay shopkeeper after the man made sexual advances to him.
Sami Mahmoud Salama, 37, knifed Dilip Unadkat, 48, five times in the chest at Unadkat’s home in Empire Way, Wembley, last November.
Salama had visited Unadkat at his home but reacted when the man touched him sexually in a bedroom.
After stabbing him to death with a kitchen knife, Salama covered the Oxford Street worker’s body in moisturiser in an effort to hide forensic evidence.
He then stole some gold jewellery from the property and ran off.
Salama was found guilty of murder by a majority verdict at the Old Bailey. He is likely to face years in jail.
Another man who was present at the flat when the murder happened was found not guilty.
Ahmed El-Shubrawy, a 27-year-old plasterer from Perivale, said he had been present at the property but had been in another room when Unadkat was killed.
During the four-week trial, Salama had attempted to blame El-Shubrawy for the killing. He said he had covered the victim’s body in moisturiser because the sight of blood made him feel sick.