Jealous girlfriend bit her partner’s testicles ‘before grinning as she stabbed him to death in frenzied attack’

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Cordelia Farrell


A jealous girlfriend ‘grinned’ as she stabbed her partner to death in front of friends just weeks after biting his testicles in a savage attack, a court heard.

Cordelia Farrell, 38, from Birmingham, is accused of murdering her partner Wayne Coventry, 36, in a violent rage after he was found dead at his brother’s home in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, on October 14 last year.

Just weeks before the stabbing, Farrell had attacked Mr Coventry by dragging him around his flat by his testicles and biting his genitals, Worcester Crown Court heard.

When she was arrested for the assault, the court heard she told police that one of them ‘would end up dead’.

Jurors heard Mr Coventry and Farrell had been in a two-and-a-half year relationship which was described as ‘toxic’ and ‘characterised by violence and jealousy’.

Dayfdd Enoch QC, prosecuting, said: ‘In front of three witnesses this defendant removed from a kitchen knife block a large kitchen knife and she turned to Wayne Coventry who turned to face her.

‘She raised the knife up high and brought it down in a classic stabbing motion and plunged it deep into the middle of his chest.

‘It went in to a depth of 9cm. It went straight into his aorta. He didn’t stand a chance.

‘He collapsed and died within a minute or two.’

Mr Enoch went on to describe how one of the witnesses, Tony Marks, said: ‘She smiled as she pulled the knife out and grinned as if she was pleased in what she had just done’.

The prosecutor continued: ‘She took her revenge or retaliation, as she herself described it, and deliberately and maliciously stabbed him.

‘It’s no coincidence that the defendant was to say to the police a month before the killing, when she was arrested for assault, that one of them would end up dead.

‘How right she was in that prophecy.’

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