A woman was murdered and a body cut into seven pieces by a stranger who lured her to his flat above a kebab shop, a trial has been told.
Lorraine Cox, 32, encountered 24-year-old Azam Mangori while walking home in the early hours at the end of the Bank Holiday weekend in August 2020.
Mangori is accused of luring Lorraine back to his flat above a shop in Fore Street in Exeter, Devon, before killing her and mutilating her body and dumping her remains in woodland.
It is alleged he then spent days using her phone to convince her family and friends she was still alive.
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DevonLive reports Prosecutor Simon Laws QC told the court: "One night in the summer of last year a woman named Lorraine Cox went missing in Exeter."
He said Mangori "was out walking the streets alone. He went up to her, they had never met one another before. He took advantage of her drunken state to have sexual intercourse with her in an alleyway off Sidwell Street."
Laws went on: "He then led her back to his room above a kebab shop in the city centre and he killed her.
"He cut her body up into seven pieces and disposed of them. He mutilated the body in other ways. He disposed of her clothing and all the possessions she'd had with her and then he took her SIM card from her phone and used it to pretend to be her.
"To pretend to the world she was still alive. In summary, he went to enormous efforts to get away with his crime but those efforts were all in vain."
The jury was shown CCTV revealing the pair's movements on the night Lorraine went missing. Mr Laws said she was extremely drunk but enthusiastically agreed to have sex in the alleyway.
Mangori, who Laws said was sober at the time, recorded the meeting on his phone.
The prosecution said he spotted Lorraine eating a kebab on a bench and "homed in".
He is originally from the Kurdish region of Iraq and had only been in Exeter since July.
When arrested he gave police the false name of Christopher Mayer.
Since arriving in Exeter he had been living in a room above the Bodrum Kebab House and had been working some of the time selling black market tobacco.
Laws said Mangori admitted a charge of disposing of Lorraine's body but not killing her.
"He's admitted it was him who cut up and disposed of Lorraine's body thereby preventing her burial. You will not be asked to consider the question of who did that.
"As you will see it took him some time to accept that fact, overwhelming though the evidence was."
The trial continues.
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