ANGUISH OF MUM
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WARPED Marian Caliman stabbed his estranged wife in the face, neck, stomach, back and heart – then texted her mum to say “sorry”.
Shellshocked Stella Williams discovered the message after police arrived on her doorstep to tell her Caliman had murdered her daughter Faye, 30 – and even videoed her pleading for her life.
As she cowered on a sofa, the brute told her: “I’m going to kill you.”
Their two-year-old daughter was watching Peppa Pig on TV upstairs as Caliman, 32, plunged a knife into Faye with such force that the blade snapped.
Today, haunted Stella, 50, exclusively tells the Sunday People how her “bubbly and loyal” daughter’s life was made hell by controlling Caliman.
He was jailed for life last month after Nottingham crown court court heard how in his text he asked Stella to “look after the girls” and said “sorry”.
Stella says: “How dare he kill my daughter then text me. It was so cold – like he was rubbing my nose in it.
“He wormed his way into our lives but he was an evil piece of work. He called me ‘Mum.’ I loved him to bits. Now all I feel for him is contempt.”
Stella and soulmate Faye, who had three daughters, bore a striking resemblance. “She was my little Minime,” Stella says. “We did everything together. We could be in different countries and we’d know what each other was thinking.”
Faye’s murder at home in Bestwood Village, Notts, preys on Stella’s mind every day.
She reveals how, despite early reservations, cunning Caliman won the family round.
And she goes on: “They met on a night out in 2013. They got chatting and he walked her home. She thought he was a gentleman. He was from Romania and had no family here so I’d buy him presents and make him feel welcome.
“He cooked at our barbecues. He was fun and mucked in. He worked in construction and he did a great job of flooring and tiling my house. I started to think, ‘I’ve got a good son-in-law.’
“He was very polite, respectful and only ever showed me his good side. “I trusted him completely.”
The couple married in 2015 and Stella paid for the wedding.
She adds: “Faye looked beautiful and was so happy. She had pulled her life together, got the man of her dreams and was happy.”
But Caliman became increasingly controlling and abusive. He threw Faye down the stairs on Christmas Eve 2016 after a row about going out with his workmates.
Stella says: “He was gone until Boxing Day. Then he messaged her, saying he ‘missed his baby.’
“It was Christmas so she gave in and took him back.”
Stella only discovered how bad the relationship had become in April 2017 when Faye turned up covered in bruises.
She recalls: “She had a black eye and black strangulation marks on her neck. He had gone to town on her. She swore blind she would not go back to him but she did. When we asked her about it she said she was working on her marriage. I wish now I put more pressure on her to leave.
“But she hid a lot of things. She gave him lots of chances to change but he never did. It was always his way or no way. And when she chose her way, she paid with her life.” Faye ended the relationship in March and got a new job in telesales, which seemed to annoy Caliman. Six weeks later he killed her after a row about babysitting. Stella and Faye spoke by phone at 7.30pm on that fateful night. She
MY GIRL: Stella with daughter Faye, also seen, right, as a toddler
VIDEO MONSTER: Killer Caliman filmed ex as she pleaded for life