GIRL WHO STABBED NAKED LOVER TO DEATH IN HOT TUB FACES JAIL Jury finds 21-year-old guilty of manslaughter
‘I HAD TO DO IT’: Harris said she feared being attacked A NURSERY worker who stabbed her boyfriend to death after warning him not to frolic naked in a hot tub with other women is facing jail.
Demi Harris, 21, repeatedly stabbed Christopher Pearson in the abdomen after the couple rowed at his home in Nottingham.
Witnesses described seeing a “big wound” in his stomach with his “intestines hanging out”
Jurors at Nottingham Crown Court heard how shortly before the killing, Mr Pearson had pulled a “humiliated” Harris into the hot tub fully-clothed when she confronted him in his garden.
Harris then said that Mr Pearson had tried to attack her, which is when she stabbed him.
Prosecutors said the 39-year-old was nude in the water with two male friends – while barmaids Gemma Robinson and Danielle Picard were in the tub after one had TAUNT: Mr Pearson called Harris ‘boring’ stripped to her underwear and the other sat on the side with her feet dangling in the water.
Harris had leaned out of a window and shouted: “Are you actually naked while other girls are there?”
Then she warned him: “Don’t you dare.”
After objecting to her complaints, Mr Pearson then pulled Harris into the hot tub while calling her “boring” and “embarrassing”.
She poured a bottle of solvent cleaner into the water before storming back into the house and cutting the power to the hot tub and music system.
The other guests decided to go home, leaving naked Mr Pearson to follow Harris inside.
She told police that she stabbed Mr Pearson because “I had to, I had to,” fearing he was going to violently attack her.
Harris also told the court that he had been violent throughout their relationship, took most of her monthly income and once tried to coax her to kill herself by overdosing on tablets.
Harris was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter following a two-week trial.
She will be sentenced in December.