‘JEALOUS RAGE’ ATTACK Man stabbed his love rival to death after his girlfriend sent him images of her performing sex acts on him
David Saunders, 33, went berserk when girlfriend Sarah Bramley text explicit pictures of her and Michael Lawson together.
A MAN stabbed his love rival to death after his girlfriend sent him a snap of herself performing a sex act on him, a court heard.
David Saunders, 33, is said to have gone to Sarah Bramley’s home in a “jealous rage” and lay in wait to attack Michael Lawson as he left.
David Saunders sent Sarah Bramley abusive and threatening text messages after receiving the explicit picture
Ms Bramley, 38, was seeing both Saunders and Mr Lawson, 34. Saunders became jealous and started to send her abusive and threatening text messages.
She is said to have “responded in kind” and the text row escalated until the sex act image was sent.
Saunders then texted: “You sket. I’m coming over, I’m coming to knock f*** out of him, watch.”
In another message he wrote: “You’ll see angry. Keep him there.”
Sarah Bramley was in a love triangle with both David Saunders and Michael Lawson
Prosecutor Nick Dry told the court: “Within a short time the defendant ordered a taxi and travelled to her address, which is a five-minute car journey. The prosecution case is that at that time he was armed with a knife.”
Saunders has pleaded guilty to murder.
But he disputes the claim he took the knife to the scene in Darlington, Co Durham, in July.
He says Mr Lawson was carrying the blade which he grabbed during a struggle in the street.
The victim died at the scene from a single stab wound.
Michael Lawson died at the scene from a single stab wound after David Saunders waited for him to leave Sarah’s home.
He said: “I loved her, it was not nice to see that. I felt angry at both of them.”
He is expected to be sentenced today and will be given life.
But the hearing will determine the minimum term he must serve.