Mother of murdered sisters shares touching message with Sarah Everard’s mother
Wilhelmina Smallman’s “sweet” and “fiery” daughters, Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, were tragically stabbed to death by Danyal Hussein last June
The devastated mother of two murdered sisters in a park shares that the death of Sarah Everard reminds her of the tragedy she experienced.
Wilhelmina Smallman’s daughters, Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, were stabbed to death by Danyal Hussein in a park last June.
The 19-year-old had murdered the sisters as part of a twisted deal with the devil in hopes of winning the lottery for her sacrifice.
Wilhelmina, known as Mina, has since shared Sarah’s mother’s heartbreaking statement on the recent conviction of Sarah Everard’s assailant, Met Police Officer Wayne Couzens, had reminded her of her own loss.
She recounts the grief of Sarah’s mother, Susan, as both are haunted by the fact that their daughters have spent their last moments “in absolute terror”.
Mina, 64, said: “This is the only opportunity you have to share how you feel. I think it’s very valuable, but it’s also an opportunity for you to reflect on this trip.”
She added: “No matter what Couzens thought, whatever Hussein thought – they didn’t think our daughters were human.
“They lost their humanity, otherwise they could never have done what they did to their victims.”
She said the murder of her and Susan’s daughters was “horrible”, adding: “I hope that at some point I will have the opportunity to meet Sarah’s parents because we are a group. of really small and selected individuals.
Mina wants Susan to know that she shares her pain and thinks of her often.
She said: “I just want to say that I often think of her, of her mother. And don’t suffer in silence because there comes a time when everyone has to move on with their lives.
“I know all the parents who have lost children, like us, you are in our thoughts and our prayers.”
Mina’s daughter Nicole, 27, and Bibaa, 46, were celebrating Bibaa’s birthday in the park the day they were brutally murdered.
The killer, Hussein, had signed a contract with the devil in his own blood promising to kill at least six women every six months.
The women’s bodies were found entwined at Fryent Country Park in Brent, north London.
Two Met agents who were at the scene reportedly took shameful selfies with their bodies as they lay dead.
PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 32, are awaiting trial after being charged with misconduct in public office.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on Wednesday, Mina described her daughters as “amazing”, “sweet” and “fiery”.
The sentence is pronounced the same day of the birthday of the other sister of Bibaa and Nicole and one day before the birthday of Mina.
She shared that her heartbroken family “cannot move forward” until Hussein is sentenced later this month.
Commenting on recent conversations about women’s safety, she commented, “We (society) are part of the problem.
“We have allowed things to speed up to the point where we have someone who is a policeman who feels able to do what he has done.”
Although she was betrayed by the police who allegedly took disrespectful photos with the women, Mina feels “balanced” in her trust in the police.
She describes her gratitude to one of the officers investigating the murders of Nicole and Bibaa who spent a week rummaging through the garbage for bloody evidence the killer threw away.
She said, “They’re the right police. They’re good people.”
Mina added that it is the force’s attempts to “cover up” the misconduct that causes the public to lose confidence.
The mom recounts how her nieces, who are senior Met officers, reconsider their careers after finding out that cops took photos with the bodies of Bibaa and Nicole.