20-year-old chef obsessed with rape-porn stabs female roommate 17 times and has sex with her dead body

20-year-old Ryan Thornton will most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars, only becoming eligible for parole after serving 22.5 years of his sentence


                            20-year-old chef obsessed with rape-porn stabs female roommate 17 times and has sex with her dead body

A 20-year-old Bournemouth chef who was obsessed with rape porn was sentenced to life in prison for the murder and rape of his roommate, who had moved to the UK just four years ago in search of a "new future" where "justice and law existed."

Ryan Thornton allegedly watched rape-porn before breaking into Stela Domador-Kuzma's room, stabbing her to death, and then having sex with her dead body as part of acting out a forced sex fantasy "as a birthday present to himself."

The Daily Mail reported that a court heard the gruesome details of how Thornton murdered the 34-year-old bank worker Domador-Kuzma in the early hours of July 8, including how he was high on cannabis and had just watched a video of a woman being bound and forced to have sex before committing the crime.

Thornton was sentenced to a life in prison (Source: Dorset Police)
Thornton was sentenced to a life in prison (Source: Dorset Police)

It was revealed that Domador-Kuzma had initially lived in the same flat in Richmond Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset, when she first moved to the country, before moving back again on June 29, just a few days before her murder. 

Addressing the court, prosecutor Matthew Jewell QC said the incident unfolded after Thornton returned home that night after celebrating his birthday. He said that after watching the rape-porn, the 20-year-old decided he wanted to act out the fantasy himself, managing to enter the bank worker's room after he found the key had been left in the lock.

Jewell said Thornton entered with a masking tape and a knife and tried to rape Domador-Kuzma. However, he said, when the victim screamed, the chef panicked and stabbed her repeatedly, killing her. But before making a run for it, the 20-year-old had sex with the bank worker's bloodied body, the prosecutor detailed.

"On July 7, Miss Domador-Kuzma had been to the beach with friends," he told the court. "The defendant had been out drinking while England played Sweden in the World Cup. At about 4.30 am the following morning, two witnesses were walking home. They were bar staff, and the defendant hobbled out of an alleyway. He was screaming 'Help, I have been stabbed.' The witnesses could see blood coming from a gash on his leg and there was dried blood on his top."

He continued, "Police were concerned and asked for the keys to his flat in Richmond Gardens, but he said he had been home and thrown some cannabis on to his bed so would not give them the keys."

Jewell said that Thornton claimed to the police he had been stabbed in the woods by someone in a hoodie, but that the assailant had run away. However, when the authorities sent a dog handler to the area where the 20-year-old claimed the attack happened, they found no blood.

Concerned for the welfare of Thornton's flatmates, police then reportedly sent officers to his apartment, and after they were let into Domador-Kuzma's room by another housemate, they found the body of the victim with "legs astride, her back arched and head tilted to the left."

It was discovered that Domador-Kuzma had been stabbed 17 times and had suffered serious wounds to her neck, chest, left arm, and left leg. "Stela was stabbed 17 times, with two wounds puncturing her chest cavity, causing the collapse of the first one and then both lungs," Jewell said.

Kuzma was stabbed 17 times (Source: Dorset Police)
Kuzma was stabbed 17 times (Source: Dorset Police)

On entering Thornton's room, officers came across an open laptop with a video titled 'woman forced by her brother' loaded. It showed a naked male having sex with a naked female who was reportedly bound with tape.

Jewell told the court how "the defendant's semen, or traces of it, was found in intimate areas of her body and her mouth," and that Thornton "had downloaded 11 videos in total and his search history had search terms including 'sleep forced', 'forced mum', and 'drugged and bound'."

According to the Daily Mail, Thornton was pictured in court wearing a navy blue t-shirt and a black cross necklace around his neck, and "winced" when the crime was being detailed in the court.

His defense attorney, Nigel Lickley QC, told the court his client attacked after Domador-Kuzma screamed. "He panicked and stabbed and stabbed and stabbed," he said. "He did not intend to kill her, but he reacted with violence," adding that the 20-year-old was aware the judge "will be passing a life sentence and he will remain in prison until he poses no threat to society."

Sentencing him to a life behind bars, Justice May said, "You impulsively decided to make a present to yourself of violent, forced sex. It was Stela Domador-Kuzma's grave misfortune that she was in the next room to you."

She said he would have to serve a minimum of 22 years and six months before becoming eligible for parole.