A MUM stabbed to death in the street by her abusive ex told a pal: “I think he will kill me”.
Yasmin Chkaifi confided in friends about how her former husband Leon Mccaskie had put cameras in her flat and stole her post and phone in a sick bid to access her personal information.
The 43-year-old mum-of-two was stabbed to death in front of horrified onlookers in Maida Vale, 西伦敦, on Monday before a passing driver ploughed into Mccaskie and killed him.
The driver, a 26-year-old man, is said to have yelled: “What have I done?” following the fatal smash, but Yasmin’s friends and family have lauded him as a hero.
Police arrested the 26-year-old driver on suspicion of murder, but have since released him on bail after quizzing him.
One of Yasmin’s sons, who asked not to be named, told MailOnline that she had been continually harassed by her ex-husband, who had made her life “地狱”.
他说: “It was a very abusive relationship which got worse after the divorce.
“My mother was continually being harassed and intimidated by this man.
“He made her life hell.
“I was always in touch with the police but they did nothing to help her.
“There was even a panic alarm installed in our flat – that’s how scared she was of this man. He was a monster.”
Tributes have been paid to Ms Chkaifi, who was a qualified childminder, had worked in a school and was studying for a master’s degree.
Ms Richards, who described how she supported her after her mother died, 说: “She was a good soul. It’s very rare in life you come across a good soul. She always had a happy disposition.
“She was just a lovely person.”
Another friend, American PhD student Olivia Jones, 30, who lives in Brent, 说: “I didn’t know Yasmin well, but she made me feel as though I did. A year ago, Yasmin opened her doors to my partner and I at the time and hosted us for a meal.
“She was incredibly kind, hospitable and an amazing cook and dancer. She had a bubbly personality and a confidence about her that was so attractive.
“She was proud of her Moroccan heritage and a spiritual woman. We spoke about Islam, identity and social justice. She was a good person.”
Family members paid tribute to Ms Chkaifi, who was also known as Wafat, in a statement on Facebook.
他们说: “She was full of life, always stayed positive and always saw the best in everyone.
“Wafat loved to laugh, dance and leave a special impact on everyone’s life that got to share it with her. She has indeed left many broken from this awful and tragic news.
“Wafat was the most pure and genuine soul you would meet. She has left two amazing boys who will continue her legacy of being pure souls.”