An 'infatuated' stalker who abseiled through a skylight into a woman's bathroom and lay in wait for her was jailed for 18 years for trying to beat her to death.
Fatmir Stafasani, 49, warned Blerta Sulaj ‘This is your last day’ before smashing her over the head in her own top-floor apartment in Fulham, until she lost consciousness.
Ms Sulaj identified Stafasani as her attacker and said she had known him for a number of years from their native country of Albania.
Fatmir Stafasani was captured on CCTV inside Blerta Sulaj's building in Fulham
Stafasani, from Bermondsey in southeast London, denied attempted murder and aggravated burglary but was convicted by the jury. The stalker was caught on CCTV after the attack
Detectives investigating the crime scene uncovered black webbing straps, typically used by climbers, secured by a metal loop and spring-loaded gate closure to pipework on the roof
The victim had arrived home from shopping and let herself into the locked flat with a key shortly after lunchtime on March 20 this year.
She then made her way to the bedroom to remove her shoes when she felt a blow to the back of her head.
When she screamed and shouted for help, her attacker closed the door and resumed his attack.
The woman was eventually left with serious head injuries including a fractured skull, severe bruising to her back and bottom, and fractured hands.
She spent four weeks in hospital and is now registered disabled.
Stafasani, from Bermondsey in southeast London, denied attempted murder and aggravated burglary but was convicted by a jury in less than two hours.
He showed no reaction as he was handed an 18-year prison sentence with an extended licence period of four years.
Prosecutor Michelle Fawcett told Southwark Crown Court: 'She said that she believed he was obsessed with her, infatuated, and that he had threatened her previously that if she would not become his wife he would degrade her and claim, in fact, that they were married.
'He was that infatuated with her.'
Ms Sulaj identified Stafasani as her attacker and said she had known him for a number of years from their native country of Albania
The woman later picked out Stafasani at an identity parade and screamed 'monster' at the screen as she covered her eyes with her hands.
Detectives investigating the