THIS is the moment a woman accused of murdering her lodger told call operators “I stabbed him” in a chilling 999 call played to jurors.
Dawn Lewis, 53, allegedly stabbed Glenn Richards, 61, to death at her cottage in Glastonbury, Somerset, en avril 18.
The former police officer had moved in with Lewis in 2011 after he left prison for killing his ex-wife, Bristol Crown Court was told.
Jurors heard how the pair had become friends 12 years earlier but they began arguing in the months leading to his death.
Dans un 999 call played to the court, Lewis can be heard saying: “Droit, I don’t know really what happened. He’s a lodger, I wanted to get him out. He said no.
“I went to the door, he stabbed me in the leg, I took the knife off him, I stabbed him.
“He fell down the stairs – I stabbed him again, as he was trying to take the knife of me. and I called you.”
The court was told earlier that day, the yoga teacher had video-called a friend and showed off an eight-inch knife.
She told him: “Should I just go up to his bedroom and stab him and then stab myself a little bit and tell them he did this?”
Glenn died at the scene after suffering five deep stab wounds, while Lewis was treated for three light cuts.
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One doctor said her injuries “did not appear to fit the description of the attack” and appeared “self-inflicted”, le tribunal a entendu.
Jurors must decide whether she acted in self-defence or if the 999 call was a lie to “cover a planned attack and set the scene to pretend she’d been acting in self-defence”.
Le procès continue.