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Charles Jessop, murdered Clare Nash, in a rage on her doorstep after she started seeing another man, a court heard.
He was arrested at her home within minutes of the attack as she lay dying and repeatedly told officers: “I have won.”
Jessop, who denies murder, was said to have shouted in a pub two days earlier: “I am going to slit her throat because if I can’t have her, no-one will. I will go to prison and do time for it.”
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Charles Jessop & Clare Nash Ages
Charles Jessop is 29-years-old and Clare Nash was 33-years-old.
Ipswich Crown Court was told he bombarded Ms Nash with “relentless” calls and messages before her death. He sent her 95 texts on Christmas Day in 2019 and another 174 over the next four days, threatening to kill himself if he did not see her.
She called police three times in the six weeks before her death to report that he was threatening her, but she declined to make a statement against him.
A police constable gave her safety advice on the morning of January 16, 2020, and assessed that she was at “medium risk” of domestic violence, said prosecutor Mark Cotter.
Jessop was said to have cycled to her home in Newmarket, Suffolk, with a kitchen knife on the evening of January 16 and lay in wait for her.
The court heard how he attacked the mother-of-two when she returned “in the presence “of her three-year-old son.
Mr Cotter said her housemate Peter Claringbold was alerted by the sound of screaming on the doorstep and heard Jessop shouting: “I said I was going to do this to you.”
Mr Claringbold tried to get her son out of the way and dialled 999 as Jessop and Ms Nash ended up in a bathroom.
He heard Jessop shouting “you are going to die” behind the closed door and held up the phone so police control staff could hear the attack taking place.
A post mortem by Home Office pathologist Dr Nat Carey found that she had also been strangled, possibly after Jessop’s knife broke in the attack, Mr Cotter said.
The pathologist was unable to say whether she had died from blood loss or strangulation, but concluded that she was still alive after being stabbed. But he added: “He mocked her for this, imitating her plea for mercy, as he was arrested.”
When interviewed the following day by police, Jessop claimed that he suffered from anxiety and thought he might be schizophrenic.
But Jessop, from Newmarket, was later seen by a psychiatrist who stated there was no evidence of him having schizophrenia. It was concluded instead that he had a form of personality disorder which did not “explain the killing”.
In a later interview, he alleged that Ms Nash “played a lot of mind games”. And when asked by police to explain his actions, he replied: “Good, done, no comment.”
Mr Cotter said there was “no dispute” that Jessop had killed Ms Nash by “stabbing her with a knife and strangling her”.
He added: “During the course of the attack, he also delivered a number of heavy blows to her face and head causing bruising.” Mr Cotter suggested that Jessop was seeking to claim that he either lost control because he feared.
Ms Nash had access to a gun or because “his responsibility was diminished due to his mental health, meaning he should not be held criminally responsible for her murder”.