UK: Man stabbed to death girlfriend after ‘psychotic’ reaction cannabis brownie, court told


The UK Independent newspaper reports Lauren Bloomer ‘recorded her own murder’ on mobile phone as she was stabbed more than 30 times A man was recorded on a mobile phone as he repeatedly stabbed, strangled, and ran over his girlfriend during a psychotic episode after eating a cannabis brownie, a court has heard. University student Lauren Bloomer, 25, “recorded her own murder” as she was stabbed more than 30 times after seeking advice on the internet about the “bad weed trip” suffered by Jack Notman, Stafford Crown Court was told. Mr Notman, 27, denies murdering Ms Bloomer at their home in Bingley Avenue, Tamworth, Staffordshire, in the early hours of 20 November last year. Opening the case on Wednesday at Stafford Crown Court, prosecutor Deborah Gould told jurors Ms Bloomer had used her phone to record what was happening “like something out of the movie Scream.” Describing what could be seen and heard on the near-17-minute recording, which began when the couple were in a bedroom, Ms Gould told the court: “The audio captured the moments leading up to, including and after the murder.” “It shows the defendant as he began to attack Lauren Bloomer, at first with his bare hands. She was just trying to care for him in this state of being disordered through cannabis,” Ms Gould said. “At the start of the recording you will hear her laughing and the defendant accusing her of laughing at him.” The court heard that Notman became aggressive nine minutes into the recording, a minute before Lauren is heard saying “please help me” to his aunt in a call on a second phone. Ms Gould added: “Something no doubt in the defendant’s behaviour prompted Lauren to start recording on that mobile phone. During the recording, the court was told, Notman could be heard shouting “I…

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