An Australian doctor can rest easy knowing that a man who tortured and nearly killed her can never hurt her again.
Paul Lambert was shot and killed by police after a 100-mile chase. He had been sought for attempted murder after he broke into the house of Dr. Angela Jay, planning to end her life after she ended an eight-week affair.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Jay and Lambert met on Tinder and dated for about eight weeks when Jay ended the relationship. Lambert, 36, did not take it well, and soon began harassing her and threatening her if she did not take him back.
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His behavior was so menacing that Jay filed for a restraining order against him. Among the documentation she reportedly submitted was a text from Lambert warning Jay that he had a set of keys to a homes she owns.
“Your (sic) not safe in that house. I have some of the house keys,” he reportedly texted her.
“I need you to understand this is my good side right now. The good side won’t last long. Especially being rejected,” Lambert reportedly said in another text.
Despite telling police that she was “terrified of what [Lambert] was capable of,” he soon after broke into her home and brutally attacked her — stabbing her 11 times and then pouring gasoline on her.
“I looked down at my legs and saw stab wounds and thought, ‘My God, he’s going to kill me, I’m going to bleed to death,’” Jay reportedly said in a description of the attack.
Eventually, Jay was able to escape – though she slipped on gasoline as she was running for her life. She made it to a neighbor’s home, who helped her.
Jay told the newspaper it was a “miracle” that she survived.