by Gareth Davies Telegraph UK
A young mother has been jailed for 11 years for stabbing her occasional boyfriend as they has sexual intercourse after texting him to say men should only be used as “human sacrifice”.
Zoe Adams, 19, has dressed up as a clown and put a pillow over Kieran Bewick’s head to make their encounter more exhilarating on July 29 last year, Carlisle Crown Court heard.
In what she described as an “overreaction”, she whispered, “Trust me”, to the then 17-year-old Bewick before stabbing him five times in the chest, arm and thigh with a 10-inch knife, collapsing his lung.
Having seized Adams’ iPhone, the court heard of images she had saved on the device, which included a blood-soaked woman with the caption “Murder is like a bag of chips: you can’t stop after just one”.
The device also had a text message to her victim reading: “I don’t think about males unless said male is strapped up and being used as a human sacrifice – you should be grateful you are not part of it.”
Adams claimed she could not remember the incident, but sentencing, Judge James Adkin said her “cruel and sadistic” actions were deliberately intended to cause harm to her victim.
Mr Bewick, who is afraid of clowns, said he was going to be scarred mentally and emotionally for the rest of his life, adding: “I have always had a fear of clowns and Zoe knew this. This will now only increase my fear of clowns.”
Mr Bewick, a fantasy novelist, was left with life-threatening injuries after his attacker plunged the knife twice into his chest.
Earlier in the hearing, Adams claimed she could not remember stabbing her occasional lover, saying the attack was brought on by him kissing her neck.
“I did stab him – but I overreacted,” she told the court, dismissing the evidence found on her mobile phone as “a joke”.
The judge dismissed her version of events, siding with the now 18-year-old Mr Bewick, and sentenced her on Wednesday.