A NURSERY nurse who stabbed her boyfriend after he jumped naked into his hot tub watched by two barmaids has been convicted of manslaughter.
Demi Harris, 21, warned Christopher Pearson, 39, ‘don’t you dare’ when he stripped off and started swinging his boxer shorts around his head at a drunken house party.
He pulled her into the water fully clothed — saying ‘stop being boring’ — and she responded by pouring in cleaning solvent and turning off the power as he lay in the tub with guests.
After the visitors decided to leave, he followed her still naked into their house and she stabbed him in the stomach during an argument.
When a guest went inside, she found Harris frantically asking: ‘What have I done? What have I done?’
Harris told other guests: ‘I’ve gone too far this time — I’ve stabbed him, but I had to, I had to.’
Mr Pearson was the last of three men to strip off their boxer shorts at the party on February 18 at his house in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. They were with barmaids Gemma Robinson and Danielle Picard, one of whom had stripped to her underwear while the other sat on the side, dangling her feet into the water.
Harris leaned out of a bedroom window and yelled to Mr Pearson: ‘Are you actually getting naked whilst other girls are there?’
She ‘felt embarrassed and even humiliated by what was happening’, said prosecutor Michael Auty QC. Mr Pearson pulled her in when she came down to say he was ‘taking the p*ss’.
Harris armed herself with a knife as Mr Pearson followed her through the house, Nottingham crown court heard. She said he made threats, adding: ‘It all happened so fast. He said he was going to beat me black and blue. I just remember quickly jabbing him.’
Harris was cleared of the more serious charge of murder. She was bailed ahead of sentencing on December 7.