Man stabs pregnant girlfriend to death with scissors in crack cocaine-fueled attack because he 'did not want any more children'
Officers were stunned to find the man unperturbed after the deed and said he 'was in no rush' as he guided them into the apartment to show them where her body lay
A man is on trial for stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death with a pair of scissors after he did not want any more children, Daily Mail reports. 28-year-old Andra Hilitanu and her unborn child were murdered by Ioan Campeanu, 44, a crack cocaine addict who had previously threatened to eat his girlfriend's flesh, the Old Bailey court heard.
Law enforcement authorities responded to a call at the couple's flat in Neasden, north-west London, on the night of May 31, and found Hilitanu's body in the bathroom. Campeanu, who made the call, told the operator that "she's dead, I killed her" and added that he had used "scissors" during the attack, the court heard. Prosecutor Brian O'Neill QC told the Old Bailey how officers were stunned to find the defendant unperturbed after the deed and said he "was in no rush" as he guided them into the apartment.
The couple's neighbor complained to their landlord earlier that night after he heard them fighting. Jurors were told that Hilitanu was heard screaming and repeatedly saying "da, da, da," which translates to "yes, yes, yes," during the altercation. Campeanu even phoned his daughter in London shortly after midnight to tell her he had "got rid of her."
Speaking to investigators, Roxana Dragoi, Hilitanu's cousin, said she had previously heard Campeanu telling his victim: "I'll kill you Andra, I'll eat your flesh." According to her, she had also witnessed Campeanu kicking her cousin in the groin.
O'Neill said that Campeanu's daughter was aware her father and his girlfriend were using drugs that were making him "confused and destroying him." She also revealed that he did "not want any more children."
The couple were both "heavy abusers of Class-A drugs" and in particular crack cocaine, jurors heard. During the trial, Campeanu had a Romanian interpreter who translated the proceedings for him. Donning a grey tracksuit, he pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and child destruction.
The trial continues.