A BARMAID’s ‘wicked’ killer left a mark like a Batman logo on her chest after stabbing her to death with a bottle on Christmas Eve.
Kasim Lewis, 31, yesterday admitted murdering 22-year-old Iuliana Tudos in Finsbury Park, north London, before dumping her naked body in a derelict hut there.
The victim, of Russian and Greek parentage, was slashed with the bottle in the neck, abdomen and wrists, the Old Bailey heard. She was also bound with cable ties.
Ms Tudos was found three days later in a search by friends. A policeman said the incision in her chest looked like either the logo for the character Batman or an ‘M’.
Jailing Lewis for life, with a minimum term of 29 years, Judge Richard Marks QC told the killer: ‘She must have died a terrible death. What you did to her was wicked beyond belief.’
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC said there was no evidence of sexual assault, but ‘the prosecution allege this was a sexually motivated and sadistic attack’.
Lewis also made Ms Tudos tell him her PIN number and later withdrew cash.
The hearing, attended by members of the victim’s family, heard Ms Tudos — known as Julie — was born in Moldova and was a popular member of staff at the World’s End pub in Camden High Street.
Mr Aylett said she was a selfless person — ‘well-known and much liked’.
She had finished her shift and had been planning to pick up her things from her nearby home then spend Christmas with friends.
HIV-positive Lewis, who was born on Caribbean island Montserrat and lived in north London, had been jailed previously for a sex attack.
In September 2005, he was handed two years for sexual assault and exposure on a bus and placed on the sex offenders’ register.