The 28-year-old was allegedly held captive by the two men and ‘raped and incapacitated’, before being wrapped in a blanket and burnt alive
TWO handymen raped a young mum before burning her alive in her car and taking a selfie to celebrate, a court heard yesterday.
Quyen Nguyen was lured to a house by Stephen Unwin and William McFall before she suffered a terrifying four hour ordeal, jurors were told.
The 28-year-old was allegedly held captive by the two men and “raped and incapacitated”, before being wrapped in a blanket and burnt alive.
Newcastle Crown Court heard her remains were found in her Audi A4 car last August after people reported hearing “explosions”.
Fire crews found a “fierce blaze” and the victim’s badly burned body face down in the back of the car.
The court was told McFall took a “smiling selfie” of himself and Unwin in another car after her death.
Jurors heard before the victim arrived at Unwin’s home in Tyne and Wear, McFall texted his friend saying: “”We raping the c****.”
Unwin, 40, replied: “Remove daft s*** like that lol.”
Jamie Hill QC, prosecuting, told the jury the defendants, who deny murder and rape, blame each other.
He said: “We anticipate they will seek to blame one another for causing Miss Nguyen’s death.
“It is our case that they share joint responsibility for a murder that was motivated by a depraved sexual lust and financial greed.”
Miss Nguyen, who was less than 5ft tall, had come to the UK in 2010 from Vietnam, the court heard.
The court heard the men were maintenance workers who met the victim through her involvement in rental properties.