Jamie Ellis stabbed Alami Gotip, 22, more than 30 times at her home in the Dedridge area of Livingston, West Lothian, when he snapped because she had complained that he had not made garlic bread for dinner.That was just the spark, of course, it was the usual story of barely-capable ‘adults’ in a spiralling-out-of-control relationship.
With the added horror of kids in the mix (thankfully not Ellis’s).
The High Court in Edinburgh heard that 18-year-old Ellis, who was in an on-off relationship with Ms Gotip, also told police he felt the relationship was coming to an end.
He said: 'I love her that much I can't possibly imagine her with anyone else and I just thought f*** it.'The depths of nihilistic ennui in that statement…
Ellis handed himself into police, telling them 'it shouldn't have happened' and he would 'take it on the chin.
He also told them: 'It's not that I am a horrible person but s*** happens.'OK, I was wrong. That’s the statement that chills the blood, isn’t it?