A British mother who donned clown makeup before repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend during sex was recently sentenced to jail for the near-fatal attack.
According to the BBC, Zoe Adams used a 10-inch blade to stab Kieran Bewick five times on July 29. Adams stabbed Bewick in the chest, arm, and inner thigh after convincing him to put a pillow over his face.
Adams is said to have taken the knife and duct tape into the bedroom. The Telegraph reported that she stabbed her boyfriend after he declined to be tied up. After the stabbing, the fled the Cumbria home and sought help from a neighbor.
Bewick recalled feeling his lung “pop and squirt” as Adams jammed the knife into him. Treated for life-threatening injuries, the BBC reported that the then-17-year-old suffered a collapsed lung, injuries to his upper arm, leg, and hand.
Bewick told police that he had received a message from Adams on June 9 “saying that her sexual fantasy was of a male tied up and being used as a human sacrifice,” the Mirror reported. Earlier that day, a drunk and stoned Adams had reportedly put on clown makeup to scare Bewick after learning he feared clowns.
The court saw 14 images recovered from Adams’ cellphone. One reportedly depicted a bloodied woman with the caption, “Murder is like a bag of chips. You can’t stop after just one.”
According to the Mirror, another read, “My next relationship is either going to be my last relationship or my next murder.”
In court, Adams denied having an interest in sexual violence but apologized for her actions. Not only did she claim to have no memory of the stabbing, the British mother reportedly said she “panicked” after asking Bewick not to kiss her while they lay in bed.
“I can’t really believe it, in the way that I considered him to be one of my best friends. I just can’t believe that I have hurt him,” she said.
Despite her apology, Judge James Adkin sentenced her Wednesday to 11-and-a-half years behind bars, calling her actions “cruel and sadistic.”
“You had decided to cause serious harm to Mr. Bewick during sex,” Adkin said. “You formed an intent to cause your friend serious harm during the course of sexual activity with him.”
[Featured Image: Zoe Adams /Cumbria Police]