CUMBRIA, ENGLAND — A teen mom with an apparent obsession with human sacrifice has been sent to jail for 11 and a half years after stabbing her lover five times in a frenzied attack.
Zoe Adams, 19, was wearing clown makeup when she put a pillow over 18-year-old Kieran Bewick’s head last June, jurors heard in Carlisle Crown Court. She said, “Trust me,” then pulled out a 10-inch blade and stabbed Bewick in the chest, arm, and thigh. He also suffered a collapsed lung.
The New York Post reported that Adams admitted to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Bewick with an intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
After drinking vodka and smoking pot with Bewick, she asked him if would mind being tied up, which he declined. Then she appeared wearing the clown makeup, according to a police interview that was shown to jurors.
In Bewick’s statement to police, he described Adams’ makeup as having “diamond eyes” and “Joker lips.” “She was just standing there staring at me, and I kept repeating, ‘Can you go and wash it off?’” Bewick said.
Bewick said that he had a fear of clowns. He stated that when he initially refused to let Adams tie him to the bed, she told him to put a pillow over his face so that their encounter would be “kinkier.”
Then she stabbed him. Bewick managed to escape in his boxer shorts. Eventually, as he fled down the street, he ran into Adams’ aunt and told her that he had been stabbed.
Adams reportedly had an obsession with serial killers. A police officer also told jurors that a number of disturbing images had been found on Adams’ phone, including an image showing blood around genitals. One message found on Adams’ phone said, “I don’t think about males unless said male is strapped up and being used as a human sacrifice.” Another chilling detail the investigators found on Adams’ phone is a search looking up the sentence for attempted murder.
Detective Constable Calvin Greaves said that Adams told police that she had “blacked out” and did not recall the attack. He added: “Her [then] 17-year-old victim is not so fortunate. He will have to live with the physical and mental scars of Adams’ actions for the rest of his life.”
Kieran Bewick said of the attack:
“I struggle with the knowledge that someone I genuinely cared about would do this to me. 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.”
He also added: “I have always had a fear of clowns, and Zoe knew this. This will now only increase my fear of clowns.”
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Main photo: Zoe Adams [Cumbria Police]