1. Man searched ’16 steps to kill someone’ before murdering his ex-partner and her boyfriend.
Matalan worker, 21, and boyfriend stabbed to death by ex who vowed “No-one will forget me”, court hearshttps://t.co/rRUgq1VCOx
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 27, 2017
A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her new partner to death outside the shop where they worked, The Telegraph reports.
Andrew Saunders is accused of repeatedly stabbing 21-year-old Zoe Morgan and her 33-year-old partner Lee Simmons outside a fashion chain store in Cardiff just before 6am on September 28.
He was armed with an eight inch knife, and attacked Simmons first before telling his ex-girlfriend he was “coming for her next”. Cardiff Crown Court heard he took a second, larger knife from his backpack after Simmons collapsed to attack her.
Police and paramedics attended the scene, where both Simmons and Morgan were pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination confirmed they had suffered eight stab wounds each.
Saunders and Morgan were in a relationship from June 2014 until she ended the relationship in July 2016. When she told Saunders their relationship was over, he accused her of cheating on him.
“You are definitely chatting to someone else. I will kill whoever it is,” Saunders said, Cardiff Crown Court heard.
The court was told Saunders then began researching methods to get revenge online and contacting Simmons on Facebook, telling him he would “smash his f****** head in”.
In the weeks leading up to their murders, Saunders Googled terms like “the easiest way to kill a person”, “how many years for killing a person”, “16 steps to kill someone and not get caught” and “how long to murderers serve in prison:”. He also searched online for guns and instructions on how to make pipe bombs, the court heard.
On September 21, he also searched “is it as easy to slice someone’s throat as they make it look in movies and TV shows” online.
In a note Saunders left at his home the morning of the attack, he wrote, “You know you are messed up when you think like I do”.