By Mark Ellis, Special to ASSIST News Service
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS – September 21, 2015) — A 15-year-old Danish teen who murdered her mother after watching Islamic State beheading videos has been sentenced to prison along with her older jihadi lover.
Lisa Borch stabbed her mother last October with a long-bladed kitchen knife, teaming up with her radical Muslim boyfriend Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdulla, 29.
Together, they stabbed her artist mother, Tina Römer Holtegaard, at least 20 times at their home in the rural community of Kvissel, located in northern Denmark, according to The Daily Mail in the UK.
The two planned to escape to Syria and fight for Islamic State after the murder. Borch claimed at the trial that they were ‘just good friends’ but authorities believe they were lovers.
The mother and daughter had been fighting in the weeks leading up to the crime, with the mom pressuring the daughter to break off her relationship with her Muslim boyfriend and “live the life of a normal teenager.”
Prosecutors believe it was their escalating, intense arguments that cost the mother her life.
Prosecutor Karina Skou told the court that the pair made a diabolical pact to kill the mom, saying: ‘This murder was cold blooded, ice cold and committed in a bestial manner,’ as reported by The Daily Mail.
Borch was sentenced to nine years in prison, and the first part of the term will be spent in a youth offenders institute. Abdulla received a 13-year sentence and will be expelled from Denmark when he completes his term.
Photo caption: Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdulla
About the writer: Mark Ellis is senior correspondent for the ASSIST News Service and also the founder of www.Godreports.com , a website that shares stories, testimonies and videos from the church around the world to build interest and involvement in world missions.
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