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Aberdeen student given life sentence for raping and killing escort at north-east flat

Published in The Press & Journal
20th January 2017


Aberdeen
An Aberdeen student has been convicted of raping and killing an escort at a city flat.

Bala Chinda has been on trial for the last 13 days accused of raping and murdering 37-year-old Jessica McGraa.

It was alleged he had hit her over the head before asphyxiating her by covering her nose and mouth and compressing her neck.

The 26-year-old Nigerian had denied the allegations against him however today a jury convicted him of both rape and murder.

He was sentenced life with minimum 18 years.