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Eminem imitator jailed for murder

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Duncan dressed like the U.S. rapper (pictured) and had the same tattoos.

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LONDON, England -- An Eminem impersonator has been jailed for life in Britain for murdering a law student.

Judge David Paget told the Old Bailey court in central London on Monday that Christopher Duncan must serve at least 25 years but warned he might never be released.

He told him: "You have an abnormal and unhealthy interest in violence and in particular, sexual violence towards women.

"It may be that you posed such a danger to women that it will never be safe to release you."

Duncan, who dressed like the U.S. rap star and has similar tattoos, pleaded guilty to murder last week.

He had been remanded in custody to allow the judge to consider the minimum term he should serve for killing the 26-year-old woman he met in a karaoke bar.

Duncan, 21, beat her with a metal baseball bat and stuffed her unconscious into a suitcase after she went back to his flat in Bethnal Green, east London.

The Press Association reported that he is also to be questioned by officers investigating the 2003 murder of American artist Margaret Muller, who lived near Duncan at the time she was stabbed while jogging in an east London park.

Najran, 26, told a friend she was excited at the thought of seeing him performing at a karaoke night.

But Duncan was a violent psychopath whose home was filled with disturbing videos and weapons.

Najran, who was in her final year at university in London and aspired to be a singer, died from head injuries. An attempt had been made to sexually assault her.

She met Duncan at a karaoke night a few weeks earlier, and on May 13 last year, told a friend she was going to another karaoke night at a pub in central London to see him.

"As the evening progressed, the defendant sang Eminem songs and also knew the dance routines, " said Jonathan Laidlaw, prosecuting. "His behavior was described as aggressive."

Earlier, Najran "described him as a Scotsman called Chris who was an Eminem lookalike," added Laidlaw.

"One of the tragic features of this case is the terrible misjudgment she made of him."

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