‘Sometimes, you just snap’: Man looked up how to kill before murdering ex and her new boyfriend

A man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend searched online to figure out how to do it.

Andrew Saunders, 21, of Wales pleaded guilty in December to killing Zoe Morgan, 21, and Lee Simmons, 33, (pictured). According to the South Wales Argus, he is facing up to 30 years behind bars.

The 21-year-old searched terms like “how to knife someone’s neck,” “how to get a gun illegally UK,” “how to slit someone’s neck,” “16 steps to kill someone,” and “three easy ways to make a bottle bomb (with pictures)” prior to the September 28 murder.

Prosecutor Philip Bennett claimed Saunders confronted the couple on Cardiff Street at 6 am. During the encounter, Saunders stabbed Simmons in the chest while Morgan tried to separate them, according to The Sun.

Bennett added, “But he turned to her to say, ‘Get the f*** off me you f***ing c***. I’m coming to you next b****.’”

Video footage caught Morgan running to a nearby store before Saunders punched her in the face and stabbed her with a second knife, measuring 10 inches. Simmons and Morgan were stabbed eight times.

Sometimes, you just snap. I’m really sorry for what I did. I just lost control. Your head is a weird thing,” Saunders told police after his arrest, according to Wales Online. “Have you ever been involved with someone? Are they both dead? I just want to know for peace of mind.”

After the murder, the 21-year-old called his mother for 10 minutes and then messaged his father.

“Thanks for being a pathetic, useless father. Just killed two people. Cheers.”

Morgan and Saunders were together from June 2014 until July 2016, when she ended their relationship, according to Bennett. Saunders repeatedly sent his ex Facebook messages threatening to kill Simmons and professing his love for her.

The 21-year-old also searched YouTube for “top five people who took revenge to a whole new level” and “10 people who got revenge with cheaters” days after making the threats.

The BBC reported that Saunders purchased two knives, an air rifle, 500 pellets, and latex gloves before carrying out the double murder. However, defense attorney Winston Roddick QC maintained that his client is suffering from a “minor” mental illness compounded by his grandfather’s death and the breakup.

Sentencing is set for Tuesday.

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