UPDATE: Here is honor killing victim, Sabrina Larbi-Cherif, performing "It's only life". (hat tip Kasper)
A man killed his 'on-off' girlfriend and her sister in a brutal, depraved attack, knifing one of them more than 30 times, a jury heard today.
Mohammed Ali was twice forced to rearm himself after knives broke as he stabbed Yasmine and Sabrina Larbi-Cherif, a court heard.
Opening the case against Ali, prosecutor David Crigman QC said the 29-year-old had been in a relationship with Yasmine, 22, before killing her and her 19-year-old sister Sabrina.
Mr Crigman told Birmingham Crown Court that that Ali, who has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of provocation but denies murder, stabbed both women in the lounge of their flat before dragging their bodies into a bedroom, leaving a 'swathe' of blood on the floor.
After showing the jury CCTV footage of Ali leaving the Jupiter Apartments in Ryland Street, Birmingham, following the killings, Mr Crigman told the panel: 'He had left behind a scene of carnage.
'He had used violence of the most brutal and depraved kind and he had killed two young girls.'
The jury was told that the partially-clothed bodies of the Algerian-born siblings were found last September at their fourth floor flat near to Birmingham Broad Street entertainment district.[...]
'In this case, it's likely that there will be overlapping motives - anger, control, base male brutality and a significant sexual dimension,' the lawyer said.
Warning jurors that some of the photographs taken by police inside the flat were distressing, Mr Crigman invited them to look at one showing the sisters' bodies lying on a bed.
Each of the victims was naked from the waist down, but an item had been thrown over their lower bodies, the court heard.
Mr Crigman continued: 'It is a certainty that where you see those girls is not where they were attacked or killed.
'They were attacked in the lounge of the flat and they were dragged, dead or dying... and extremely likely already dead, into the bedroom.'
The prosecution barrister then went on to detail the wounds the sisters had suffered, revealing that Sabrina's injuries from a series of 'precision strikes' had led to the loss of the entirety of the blood in her system.
The younger victim was stabbed 32 times by Ali, who is thought to be from Morocco or Iraq.
Yasmine had also undergone 'a beating', Mr Crigman said, sustaining wounds to her arm and wrist and an eight-inch-deep stab wound to her back which entered her heart.
'He launched the attack with fists and maybe feet and then he got a knife and he used it and he broke it... and he went to get another knife and he broke it.
'He went and got a third knife and he used it until the girls were dead.'
Photo: sisters Yasmine (right) and Sabrina Larbi-Cherif were allegedly killed by Yasmine's boyfriend Mohammed Ali.