GIRL WHO STABBED NAKED LOVER TO DEATH IN HOT TUB FACES JAIL Jury finds 21-year-old guilty of manslaugh­ter

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‘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.

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