A 19-year-old mother was sentenced to 11 years behind bars after dressing up as a clown and repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend during sexual intercourse.
Zoe Adams stabbed her then-boyfriend, then-17-year-old Kieran Bewick, after sending him a text stating that men are only good as a "human sacrifce."
"I don't think about males unless said male is strapped up and being used as a human sacrifice - you should be grateful you are not part of it," reads the text message.
The duo were apparently engaging in some sexual fantasy of Adams' in July of 2017 in Wigton, Cumbria. Bewick, who suffers from a fear of clowns, was supposed to be tied up during the sex but negotiated to have Adams only use a pillow to place over his face as she was dressed as a clown.
During the trial, Adams claimed she didn't remember the encounter but noted that her stabbing Bewick was an "overreaction" to him kissing her neck.
"I did stab him - but I overreacted," Adams told the court.
The 19-year-old reportedly whispered "trust me" to Bewick before repeatedly stabbing him in the chest, arm, and thigh with a 10-inch knife. The teen almost died, suffering from a collapsed lung and pneumonia.
An image of a woman soaked in blood with the caption, "Murder is like a bag of chips: you can't stop after just one," was also found on Adams' cellphone. Adams claims the image and her text to Bewick about men being a "human sacrifice" was a "joke."
"I struggle with the knowledge that someone I genuinely cared about would do this to me," said a statement from Bewick. "Just after I got out of hospital, this thought played on my mind a lot. ... But having had time to think about it, I am convinced that she planned it. It wasn't personal. She was going to do it to someone and it just happened to be me. Strangely, that makes it easier to deal with."
"I have always had a fear of clowns and Zoe knew this. This will now only increase my fear of clowns," he added.
Bewick, now 18, is a fantasy novelist who had published a dark fantasy novel titled "Ascendence."
Adams was given given a copy of the book, reports The Telegraph, "which quotes a female character saying: 'I knelt on Greg's chest, with my blade positioned carefully at his heart.'"
Adams said she has never read it, though she had searched for the text on her phone, according to police.
Judge James Adkin condemned Adams' actions as "cruel and sadistic" before sentencing her.
"You had decided to cause serious harm to Mr Bewick during sex," said Judge Adkin. "I am sure that by that time you had already become disinhibited by drink and drugs and the more sadistic side of your personality had come to dominate," he added.