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Murderer writes poem about killing of Rossendale man
2:00pm Friday 18th January 2013 in News
A FEMALE murderer who killed a former East Lancashire man — then dumped him in a wheelie bin — has written an astonishing poem detailing his final hours.
Karen Otmani is currently serving a life sentence for killing 42-year- old Shaun Corey, who was originally from Bacup.
But from her cell at HMP Holloway she has penned an 11-verse poem — entitled A Shattered Life — detailing her fate.
Otmani, also 42, killed Mr Corey and left him in a wheelie bin at the south London home for 11 days, before his body was uncovered by police.
And jurors at the Old Bailey trial heard how she asked another boyfriend whether she could poison him with anti-freeze.
In the piece, published in prisoners’ magazine Inside Time, she describes first meeting Nr Corey, after a ‘tough’ upbringing.
The poem goes on to say they had ‘Lots of late nights and a whole lotta fun’.
But Otmani claims that their relationship soon turned sour, with her accusing him of being ‘controlling’.
The next verse reads: ‘Why am I suddenly feeling this way There’s nothing left to say, I’m going away I have to get out of it, set myself free Before he does a whole lot of damage to me’ She then describes the wait until the police discover Mr Corey’s body and her eventual conviction.
But she signs of by writing: ‘I’ll never have another love, as long as I shall live My dreams have all been shattered, I’ve nothing left to give’ The mother-of-two had previously told police investigating the murder: ‘He freaked me out and I killed him.’
A SHATTERED LIFE by Karen Otmani
My life’s been hard, my life’s been tough
Going out drinking and sometimes sleeping rough
I decided to pack it all in one day
And live my life in a different way
I stopped hanging out with the usual mob
And got myself a part-time job
Onwards and upwards, that’s what I said
Build up some money and get out of the red
Now I’ve met a new guy, I think he’s the one
Lots of late nights and a whole lotta fun
I’m getting too lazy now, I’m never out of bed
Have to slow it down a bit or I’m gonna end up dead
I seem to commit, then it all goes wrong
Put under pressure, I’m just tagging along
He just didn’t like it, when I said no
He’d sink a dozen beers and have a proper go
He’s trying to take control of me
Plucking everything out of my head
All my beliefs, ideas and realities
And replace them with his instead
Why am I suddenly feeling this way
There’s nothing left to say, I’m going away
I have to get out of it, set myself free
Before he does a whole lot of damage to me
My mind and body are ever so tired
I feel unloved, battered and bruised
Nothing worse could happen right now
For I’ve nothing left to lose
I really couldn’t have given him
Anymore than I did
But now he’s in a casket
And they’ve screwed down the lid
A knock on the door and that was it
Cops piecing it together, bit by bit
The officers they watch me, around the clock
One minute I’m okay, the next minute I’m not
Will I wake to live another day
Will the courts allow me to have my say
I’ll never have another love, as long as I shall live
My dreams have all been shattered, I’ve nothing left to give
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