A fan of US rapper Eminem has admitted murdering the woman who idolised him and stuffing her in a suitcase.Christopher Duncan, 21, had the same tattoos as the rap star and had been performing his songs at a karaoke bar in London on the night of 13 May 2004.
Law student Jagdip Najran, 26, who had met him only two weeks before, left the bar with him, only to be battered over the head with an iron bat at his flat.
Duncan, 21, of Bethnal Green, east London, has pleaded guilty to murder.
He had been performing Eminem’s songs, complete with dance moves, “aggressively” the night of the murder, the court heard.
Jagdip Najran was in her final year at London Metropolitan University
“He went over to a group of women and called one of them a bitch,” prosecutor Jonathan Laidlaw told the Old Bailey.
Meanwhile Ms Najran, who hoped to become a professional singer and had met Duncan at a karaoke night weeks before, told a friend she was excited at the thought of seeing him perform.
“She described him as a Scotsman called Chris who was an Eminem lookalike,” Mr Laidlaw said.
“One of the tragic features of this case is the terrible misjudgement she made of him.”
In fact Duncan was a petty criminal who drank and took drugs, and was said by doctors to have a personality disorder.
The pair left the bar and stopped off for a drink at another pub before heading back to Duncan’s flat, where various weapons and violent videos were found.
Duncan had similar tattoos to the rapper Eminem
But at some stage he battered her over the head with an iron baseball bat and stuffed her in a suitcase, where she remained alive for another hour, the court heard.
“His motive for this unprovoked and brutal killing of a defenceless and vulnerable woman, has not been established,” said Mr Laidlaw.
“There is no sensible explanation for what he did.”
Duncan fled to Blackpool, where he was later arrested.
He faces a life sentence, but judge David Paget remanded him in custody until Monday for sentencing, to consider the minimum term he should serve.
Duncan, Eminem Impersonator gets Life in Prison
for murder of NRI, Jagdip Najran
London, December 2, 2005
NRI, (non-resident India), a final year Law student, Jagdip Najran, 26, was murdered on May 13, 2004 by Duncan, 21, of Bethnal Green, east London.
Duncan, a fan of US rapper Eminem, had the same tattoos as the rap star and had been performing his songs at a karaoke bar in London on the night of 13 May 2004. Najran met Duncan at a karaoke bar and was smitten with him after watching him perform. Duncan took Najran back to his apartment May 13, beating her over the head with an iron baseball bat until she fell unconscious. He then stuffed her body into a suitcase and left the apartment. She stayed alive for at least an hour after being struck, according to Medical experts report. Duncan fled to Blackpool, where he was later arrested.
Duncan told police that he was high on Ecstasy and LSD at the time of the killing. In Eminem’s music video of the song “Stan,” an obsessive fan ties up his girlfriend, throwing her in the trunk of his car and driving it over a bridge. He had also dyed his hair blond to look like Eminem. Duncan drank and took drugs, and have a personality disorde
NRI, Jagdip Najran, 26 was Law student in her final year at London University. Najran had told a friend that she admired Duncan and looked forward to seeing him again after watching him sing at a karaoke night. She hoped to become a professional singer