Noor Azura Mohd Yusoff, 22, the Malaysian prostitute based in Birmingham, England was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a Chinese karaoke hostess Xie Xing Xing, 23, also known as Evelyn to her friends.
Noor Azura has assumed several names. Although she was known to her friends as Princess, she is also known as Putri, Fioneia, Latina, Soffyah and Jenny.
Xie Xing Xing body has been cut up and dumped in different parts of London's Thames river.
Noor Azura Mohd Yusoff's Belfast-born, Vietnamese boyfriend, Gian Trach Lon, 27, was found guilty of the same offense and was sentenced to 22 years in prison, because he has 2 past convictions for violent crimes.
Gian Trach Lon also assumed aliases Alan, Lee, Lon and Lun.
The judge, Giles Forrester said: "The attack was vicious and cruel. Not only was she stabbed twice in the neck, she was indeed decapitated whilst alive."
Evidence showed that Xie Xing Xing's head was cut off while she was still alive and was intoxicated with very high levels of cocaine. A post-mortem result showed that Xie Xing Xing had 37 separate knife wounds.
According to a news report, Xie Xing Xing came from well respected academic family in Sichuan, China, and was a successful student at a university in Liverpool when she came to the UK in 2002.
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