A model for OnlyFans was found guilty of killing her lover after he broke off their engagement.
Bradley Lewis, 22, was slain by Abigail White, 24, who then summoned an ambulance after dialing 911. However, he was soon informing a neighbor that he had committed himself.
From the defendant’s house on Chipperfield Drive, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, Mr. Lewis was rushed to the hospital, but he passed away from a single chest knife wound many hours later.
White admitted to authorities that he did not stab Bradley after being detained on suspicion of murder.
White, who earned £50,000 a year working for the video marketplace and streaming service OnlyFans, contested murder but admitted manslaughter in the death of Mr. Lewis due to reduced responsibility.
After a two-week trial, the jury at Bristol Crown Court rejected her defense and returned a guilty verdict after 12 hours of deliberation.
Shortly after adjourning, Mr. Justice Fraser will pronounce a verdict this afternoon.
On the evening of March 25, this year, Mr. Lewis suffered mortal injuries only moments after leaving a bar with White.
When a neighbor heard her yelling and called 999, she discovered Mr. Lewis lying on the kitchen floor and White informing her that he had injured himself.
White persisted in making falsehoods, calling a friend and accusing Mr. Lewis of carrying out the stabbing, although she subsequently admitted to manslaughter due to reduced culpability.
Mr. Lewis had a single stab wound to the chest that was at least 7 cm deep and had reached his heart, according to a post-mortem examination.
The incident that killed White took place at a difficult time in her life, the court heard, when she had just lost the baby she was carrying and discovered Mr. Lewis’s adultery.
Their bond was strained, the jury was informed, and Mr. Lewis moved out of the house to live with his mother.
White had stabbed Mr. Lewis in the arm in the days before the event, and on another occasion, he had phoned a friend to say, “Help me Sophie, she’s trying to murder me, she’s trying to knife me, she keeps beating me up, she’s injuring me.”
Mr. Lewis had informed White and another family he didn’t want to be with them anymore on the day of the assault when they were at a park.
After drinking a bottle of wine, a Jagerbomb, two rum and cokes, and ingesting a little quantity of cocaine, they later went to a bar together where White got into confrontations with other drinkers.
White told the jury that she simply intended to “shock and terrify” Mr. Lewis, and that the two of them quarreled because she thought he had failed to defend her during the argument at the bar.
He was shoving me when we were fighting in the hallway. White added, “I walked into the kitchen and saw the knife on the side.
‘Picked it up and headed back in Brad’s direction. I approached him to startle and frighten him with the knife, but before I realized it, I had already stabbed him.
White told the jury, “No, I didn’t,” when asked whether she had planned to harm Mr. Lewis. Just as I started to think, it ended.
Although I was agitated and angry when I took up the knife, I said, “I didn’t want to damage him or kill him.”
She acknowledged lying after stabbing Mr. Lewis, but she refuted claims that she did it to protect herself.
“I was terrified. She stated, “I was concerned about what was going to happen to me, Brad, and the family.
I just wish I had been honest from the start.
Although White is thought to have a personality disorder, according to consulting forensic psychiatrist Dr. John Sandford, the circumstances of the case indicate that she was “conscious of what she was doing” at the time of the assault.
He asked the jurors, “What is the fundamental reason for this crime?” “In my view, the dysfunctional relationship that it came from is to blame.”
“I believe it is fair to say she had problems regulating her emotions and difficulty controlling anger,” Dr. Sandford subsequently said.