A piece in yesterday’s Times:
A teenage mother obsessed with male sacrifice has been jailed for 11 years after stabbing her boyfriend as they had sex.
Zoe Adams, 19, was judged to have planned the attack on Kieran Bewick, who was 17 at the time last July, despite claiming that she had panicked and had no memory of it. “You had decided to cause serious harm to Mr Bewick during sex,” Judge James Adkin told her at Carlisle crown court.
The judge said that she had taken a knife and duct tape in the hope that she would be able to tie up Mr Bewick in her bedroom. She asked him to put a pillow over his head moments before the knife attack to “make it more kinky”, reassuring him with the words: “Trust me.”
Earlier Adams had confronted him while wearing clown make-up, which she knew scared him. She was charged with attempted murder but admitted grievous bodily harm with intent. [J4MB: Performing MGM is the same crime.]
Mr Bewick suffered two stab wounds to his chest, and cuts to a leg, an arm, and a hand. In a victim impact statement he told the court: “I am convinced that she planned it. It wasn’t personal. She was going to do it to someone and it just happened to be me.”
On the night of the attack Adams had been drinking and smoking cannabis and had asked Mr Bewick to let her tie him to the bed, but he refused.
The pair had belonged to a Facebook group called Murder Files for Curious [People] and on Adams’s phone police found a message she had sent him which read: “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.”
In her evidence Adams, who had a traumatic experience as a child, said: “I did stab him but I overreacted.”
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