A man who stabbed a drug dealer to death before cutting his body into 133 pieces and dumping it in a canal, has been jailed for life at the Old Bailey.
Marvin Gentles was attacked after tracking El-Gharras down
Marvin Gentles, of north-west London gave Abdul El-Gharras, 31, some crack to sell, but instead he smoked it.
Mr Gentles, 28, was attacked after tracking El-Gharras down at his flat in Lisson Grove, central London.
El-Gharras admitted murdering Mr Gentles and the judge ordered he must serve at least 18 years.
Mr Gentles's torso was discovered in Regents Canal after a passer-by picked a shopping bag out of the water thinking somebody had dumped unwanted pets.
Another bag of body parts was found near a shopping trolley and police divers found Mr Gentles's head in a holdall that had been weighed down at the bottom of the canal. His arms and legs have never been discovered.
The prosecution said Mr Gentles suffered 26 stab wounds and cuts - some of them while he was still alive.
El-Gharras used a saw to cut up the body, and when he could not clean the blood from his flat he set it on fire, causing an explosion.
A statement read to the court from the victim's sister said: "That he (Mr Gentles) might have still been alive when he was cut up, haunts me."
Mrs Justice Rafferty told El-Gharras: "Whether she be right or wrong, you are responsible for these nightmares. This was a dreadful deed."