A YOUNG lady is accused of killing her mother and then recording the attack’s aftermath, the court heard today.
Aziza Bennis, 58, is said to have been stabbed more than 30 times by 21-year-old Hannaa Bennis.
Near the Acton Town Tube station, where mother-of-two Aziza lived, neighbours heard screaming and phoned the police.
Just after 3:35 pm on Monday, police and paramedics hurried to the West London house.
Aziza was discovered on the living room floor when they broke into the house in Boddington Gardens, Ealing. She was beyond repair.
The eldest daughter of Aziza and mother of one, Bennis, appeared today at the Old Bailey via prison video link from HMP Bronzefield.
She talked simply to confirm her name, date of birth, and residence while sporting a dark top and her hair pulled back.
Joel Smith, the prosecutor, claimed that police discovered a video of the crime scene on her mobile phone.
His statement was that “she pans the camera across the lounge seeing her mother covered in blood.”
A two-week provisional trial will start on July 31 of the following year after a plea hearing on November 4 of this year.
The Ealing, London, resident defendant was kept in detention.
During an appearance before magistrates in Uxbridge earlier this week, prosecutors claimed Bennis and Aziza had been overheard bickering before the disaster.
Aziza, who had served as the Ark Acton Academy’s dinner server for a number of years, has been honoured.
Oli Knight, the headteacher: “We are thinking of Aziza’s family at this trying time because the news is sad.
“She was a long-time employee and will be sorely missed.
“We hope to find a meaningful way to honour Aziza when we return to school,” the students said. “We will support the faculty and students.”