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Hot tub killer: Woman who stabbed lover to death is jailed for 8 years

A JEALOUS girlfriend who stabbed her lover to death after he jumped naked into a hot tub with two barmaids has been jailed for eight years.

Demi Harris (pictured) flew into a rage after warning partner Christopher Pearson, 39, ‘don’t you dare’ as he stripped off in the garden at a house party on February 18.

Mr Pearson (below) started swinging his boxer shorts around his head before he plunged nude into the hot tub with two other women in their underwear.

Harris, 21, a nursery nurse, poured a bottle of solvent into the hot tub before she was pulled into the water fully clothed and told by Mr Pearson: ‘You’re boring.’

She went back inside her boyfriend’s home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, and cut the power to the music system and tub (pictured below undercover in corner of garden).

The couple then had a row in an upstairs room before Harris armed herself with a knife and plunged it into Mr Pearson’s stomach three times.

Harris, of Hucknall, was found guilty of manslaughter but cleared of murder following a trial at Nottingham crown court. Today she was jailed for eight years by Judge Stuart Rafferty QC.

The trial was told how Mr Pearson had been the last of three men to be wearing his boxer shorts in the tub at a party at his three-bedroom semi.

Barmaids Gemma Robinson and Danielle Picard were in the tub after one of them stripped to their underwear and the other sat on the side dangling her feet in the water.

Prosecutor Michael Auty QC said Harris ‘plainly felt embarrassed and even humiliated by what was happening’.

Harris leaned out of a bedroom window and yelled: ‘Are you actually getting naked whilst other girls are there?’

As she confronted her boyfriend for ‘taking the p***’ a drunken Mr Pearson pulled her into the tub, saying ‘stop being boring, you are embarrassing’.

She then scrambled out and said ‘watch this’ before going back into the house and returning with a four-pint milk bottle containing solvent used to clean the tub and poured the contents into the water.

Jurors were told Harris stormed off inside the house again, flicking the master switch on the fuse box, cutting the power to the hot tub and the music.

At this point the house guests decided to go home, leaving a naked Mr Pearson to follow Harris inside.

But when one of the women went inside, she found Harris frantically asking: ‘What have I done? What have I done?’

Pearson was lying on his back, with his torso on the landing and his legs on the bathroom floor, mumbling: ‘What’s happened?’

Witnesses described seeing a ‘big wound’ in Mr Pearson’s stomach with ‘his intestines hanging out’.

Harris admitted to other guests: ‘I’ve gone too far this time: I’ve stabbed him, but I had to, I had to.’

She claimed she used a knife that she took from a drawer ‘because he attacked me’.

Mr Pearson needed three blood transfusions and the injuries he suffered were surgically repaired but he did not survive the operation.

Harris allegedly told police that when her partner followed her back into the house, he threatened he was going to kill her.

Giving evidence, she said: ‘It just all happened so fast. He said he was going to beat me black and blue. I just remember quickly jabbing him.’