'Don't you dare': 21-year-old stabs boyfriend to death after he got in naked in a hot tub with other girls in front of her
Unable to bear the humiliation of falling into the tub herself and seeing her boyfriend with a bunch of other girls made the woman lose her temper.
A 21-year-old woman has been accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death after he allegedly got naked with other girls inside a hot tub at a party the pair attended this past February. Demi Harris had gone to the party in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire with her boyfriend Christopher Pearson when the latter removed his boxer shorts after entering the tub, the Nottingham Crown Court heard.
According to the Daily Mail, a female party-goer was at the edge of the same tub while another was inside in her underwear. This is said to have irked Harris, who then marched to the hot tub to confront Pearson. However, the jury was told that the 21-year-old slipped and fell into the tub fully clothed, causing her to fly into a fit of rage.
Prosecutor Michael Auty QC told the jury that Harris felt "embarrassed, even humiliated" by her boyfriend's actions and that when she saw him in the hot tub, she shouted, "don't you dare" and "are you actually getting naked whilst other girls are there?" at him.
Harris then reportedly shouted, "watch this!" and returned with a four-pint bottle of cleaning solvent, poured it into the tub. She then went back into the house and cut the power off to the party by flicking the master switch in the fuse box before then stabbing Pearson when he eventually came back inside the house.
When the guests then began pooling out of the house, they heard Harris mumbling, "What have I done? What I have I done?" and they found Pearson lying on the landing of the house muttering "What happened?" The 21-year-old allegedly told witnesses that she's "gone too far this time" and that she stabbed him because she "had to" and "because he attacked me."
Pearson was rushed to the hospital for treatment to the two stab wounds he had sustained in the stomach. He underwent three blood transfusions, as well as a surgery to repair his injuries, but he did not survive the operation. A pathologist declared that he had died of a stab wound.
Harris was arrested on the way to her mother's residence, and the 21-year-old told the police that she had stabbed Pearson because he had threatened to kill her. She claimed he had followed her back into the house and that he caught her ankle when she tried to escape upstairs.
Harris also said she then violently pushed upon the door to their bedroom where she fell against a bedside cabinet. She told authorities she managed to grab a knife during this scuffle and had to use it in self-defense. "I just wanted to get past him and if that meant him grabbing me and me jabbing him with it, just a jab, not a stab, not a puncher; just a quick prick, so it shocks him to move out of the way, so I've got enough time to get down the stairs," she said.
She has denied her charges of murder, with the trial set to continue through the week.