A wicked assassin within the UK has been sentenced to life behind bars for stabbing his girlfriend to demise — and scrawling the phrases “It was me” on her leg in pink nail polish.
Daniel Smith, 41, of Oldham, attacked Imogen Bohajczuk, 29, his girlfriend of a number of months, with a kitchen knife after an argument in February, The Sun reported.
On Tuesday, Judge Patrick Field sentenced Smith — who pleaded responsible to homicide on July 20 — to life within the slammer, with a minimal time period of 17 1/2 years.
“As I told you at the time, there is only one sentence that the law provides for the offense of murder and that is life imprisonment,” Field advised him, according to the Manchester Evening News.
“It remains my task, however, to decide upon the appropriate minimum period that you will spend in gaol before the Parole Board can consider whether you are safe to be released,” he stated, including that Bohajczuk suffered a “brutal and ferocious attack.”
“The fatal injuries were multiple stab wounds, at least two of which were delivered with sufficient force – severe force – to penetrate bone,” he continued.
Referring to the nail polish message, the choose added: “This act looks like an act of callous and cruel triumphalism.”
Smith dragged Bohajczuk’s body to the bed room, the place he put her on the mattress and wrote the chilling message.
She was found with defensive wounds, mendacity with her arms crossed and clutching a bottle of fragrance two weeks after she was slaughtered, in keeping with the information outlet.
Smith additionally left a gentle toy by her neck and sure her legs.
After murdering the mother-of-one, whom he had emotionally and bodily abused all through their turbulent relationship, the brute used her debit card 38 occasions to purchase booze.
In February this yr, Bohajczuk reported to police that Smith had attacked her and left marks on her neck and wrists, the Oldham Evening Chronicle reported. She additionally reported an assault from November 2020.
A month later, a good friend grew to become involved as a result of she had not seen or heard from Bohajczuk since Feb. 15, in keeping with the outlet. When she went to test on her good friend, she made the ghastly discovery.
Among the scratches and bruises, the sufferer additionally had strangulation marks, the paper stated.
After he killed his girlfriend, Smith tried to cowl his tracks by making calls from her cellular phone and utilizing her debit card, shopping for gasoline a number of occasions in February.
He grew to become the prime suspect, and when he was arrested at a good friend’s home on March 5, he had her card in his possession, the Evening Chronicle reported.
“Firstly, our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends, who have had to endure such a tragic and traumatic event,” Detective Inspector Andy Naismith stated.
“This was a brutal and cowardly attack on a defenseless woman and Smith has quite rightly been jailed for life,” he stated.
“He gave no thought to the victim before, during or after the attack and attempted to cover his tracks by using the victim’s phone and bank cards,” Naismith continued.
“He did not admit the offence until the full weight of the evidence was put to him,” he added. “The family are now left to pick up the pieces of their lives and to try and come to terms with the death of a daughter, sister and loving mother — nothing will ever bring them peace.”