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Brothers to be jailed for at least 30-years for chloroform murder

Sameena Imam
Sameena Imam

Two brothers who murdered a marketing manager on Christmas Eve using chloroform have both been jailed for at least 30 years.

Cash-and-carry boss Roger Cooper and ex-Army reservist David Cooper, aged 41 and 39, were convicted yesterday of killing Sameena Imam, whose body was buried on an allotment.

Roger (right) and David Cooper

Jailing the killers for life at Birmingham Crown Court, Judge Patrick Thomas QC told the siblings: "The use of a poison in a case such as this demonstrates a cold-blooded intention to kill, regardless of the consequences.

"You worked together, hand in glove, in planning and carrying out the murder of a joyful and bubbly young woman, brutally betrayed by a man she loved and his brother."