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Friday, 26 October 2018

Two people have been convicted in connection with the death of Naomi Hersi in Hounslow

25 year old Jesse McDonald has today found guilty today by a jury at the Old Bailey of murdering 36-year-old Naomi Hersi, a transgender woman from north London.

He was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

McDonald’s girlfriend, 18 year old Natalia Darkowska, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

The court heard that on Monday, the 12th of March, McDonald had been with his girlfriend, Darkowska, in Wiltshire.

He returned to London at approximately 10pm.

Within 45 minutes of returning to his address in Hounslow, McDonald had logged into his account on and found Naomi Hersi’s profile and made direct contact behind his girlfriend’s back.

The suspect and victim had a seven-minute phone conversation where he admitted to looking for a sexual encounter with transgender female, Naomi.

At around midnight, McDonald left to drive his BMW to Naomi’s address in Mill Hill and arrived almost an hour later.

He remained at the address until Wednesday, the 14th og March, where Naomi and McDonald ordered takeaway pizza.

During this time, McDonald’s girlfriend attempted to call and message him, which he ignored.

Later in the afternoon, he replied, "I’m sorry all ok. I’ll call u later and explain x".

He then went shopping with Naomi.

McDonald and Naomi were together constantly for almost three days during which McDonald continued to ignore his girlfriend’s calls and texts until the evening of Thursday, the 15th of March.

Naomi and McDonald arrived at McDonald's address in Hounslow at around 8.30 that night.

This was the last time Naomi was seen alive.

In the early hours of the next morning, McDonald texted his girlfriend, Natalia Darkowska, saying that he had "been a […] idiot" and that he had "not cheated" but had "got addicted to a nasty drug" that he claimed he’d never had before.

He continued to message Darkowska saying: "got a big drug dealer … lying across my floor right now … won’t wake up."

Claiming not to have slept in three-four days and that he had had a knife held to his throat at times by Naomi, McDonald also confessed to taking methamphetamine and crystal meth, and gave the impression that he was in danger.

He also claimed he had been given the drug GHB.

On Saturday, the 17th of March at about 9am Darkowska made her way to the Hounslow address, arriving just after midday.

Naomi had been murdered by the time Darkowska arrived.

Her badly wounded and bloodied body was in the en-suite bathroom.

Darkowska's reaction was not to immediately leave the scene, to clean up the blood that was all over the room.

Both suspects left the property around eight hours later on foot with luggage.

They caught a taxi further down the road from the address that took them to the Park Hotel in Park Road, Teddington arriving at around 10.30pm.

During the time both suspects had been cleaning, McDonald had phoned his mum and lied to her, saying he had gone to meet somebody who did not turn out to be who he was expecting to meet.

He continued lying by saying he could not remember everything that had happened but that he had been chained up for days, drugged with GHB and repeatedly raped.

He claimed he had escaped from them by leaving with one of the group who pretended to be very feminine but was actually very violent and would now not leave his room.

McDonald described confronting Naomi and claimed that she had grabbed him around the throat tightly before glancing at a pillow.

Thinking she was going to smother him with the pillow, he hit her over the head with a bottle cutting her.

He claimed he was fighting for his life for six hours during which he picked up a knife and repeatedly stabbed Naomi, killing her.

Following this conversation, McDonald’s mother called police.

On Sunday, the 18th of March, McDonald used Darkowska’s phone to call the owner of the Hounslow address.

He told the owner that he had been kidnapped and he had not slept for six days.

He also said he’d been drugged and asked the landlord to attend as there had been a fight.

He later called his landlord again to tell him that if he (the landlord) cleared up the room he’d be given a designer watch.

It was during the fourth call to the landlord that he confessed he had killed someone.

He claimed that nobody would look for the person he had killed.

Less than ten minutes after the fourth call, police and London Ambulance Service arrived at the Hounslow property and found Naomi’s body in the bathroom covered with a rug.

The murder weapon, a knife, was found in the bottom of the shower next to her body.

Officers tracked McDonald’s phone to the Park Hotel and as they were asking which room McDonald and Darkowska were staying in, the suspects were leaving via the rear of the property where they were stopped by officers and arrested on suspicion of murder.

During police interview McDonald continued to claim he had been bound and raped.

Naomi died from multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest, and had also suffered stab wounds to her arms, legs and back.
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