Eminem impersonator faces life in prison after killing law student in Britain

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 9:36 am
By: News On 6

LONDON (AP) _ An Eminem fan who beat a female law student to death and stuffed her body into a suitcase was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Christopher Duncan, 21, pleaded guilty last week to killing Jagdip Najran, 26, a law student and aspiring singer.

Prosecutors said Najran, who studied at London Metropolitan University, met Duncan at a karaoke bar last year and was smitten with him after watching him perform. On May 13 at his apartment, Duncan, who has the same hair color, style and tattoos as the rapper, beat her with a metal baseball bat. Medical experts testified Najran did not die for at least an hour after being struck.

Duncan, who reportedly told police he was high on Ecstasy and LSD at the time, then stuffed her body into a suitcase. The scene was reminiscent of a murder played out in Eminem's ``Stan'' video.''

``You have an abnormal and unhealthy interest in violence and in particular, sexual violence toward women,'' the judge said in passing sentence. It is possible, he told Duncan, ``it will never be safe to release you.''