September 05, 2014
British Woman Beheaded By Muslim Convert
Just a "random" attack...
An 82-year-old woman was beheaded in a north London suburban garden by a man with a machete.
Palmira Silva, a widow and grandmother described as "such a sweet lady" by one neighbour, was killed outside her home in Edmonton in a random but frenzied assault by a 25-year-old. [...]
One line of inquiry for detectives is understood to be that the man was inspired by recent footage of terrorists beheading two American journalists in Syria.
Some residents claimed last night that the suspect was a local man who had converted to Islam last year, but those claims could not be verified. Detectives said they had ruled out terrorism
Police have not yet discovered a motive. But it's not terrorism, so everyone can carry on.
Update by Howie:
Details have begun to emerge about the man arrested for the murder of a great grandmother beheaded in her back garden.
He was named locally as Nicholas Salvadore, a 25-year-old would-be cage fighter who is believed to be a Muslim convert, who had been living a few doors from 82-year-old Palmira Silva.
Neighbours said a man dressed in black had decapitated cats with a foot-long machete-like blade and smashed the window of a car before running through rear gardens banging on doors and windows.
One told how he heard him shouting “the cats have stolen my lighter” as he hacked an animal to pieces.
Salvadore, who was known locally as “Fat Nick”, had been a friend of one of Mrs Silva’s neighbours and had been staying with them in recent weeks.
The man is thought to have tried to attack this couple first but they managed to get out of their house without injury.
As people fled, Mrs Silva, described as a frail “sweet lady”, was caught in her garden and attacked.
...Locals claimed Salvadore had converted to Islam last year.
I can't find that story anywhere.. think its getting washed down the memory hole? @darthodius— B'emet Or (@BemetOr8) September 4, 2014