Sex Slasher Gets 15 Years

'I wanted to cut him a bit and it went right in'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 13, 2010 5:00 AM CST
Jessica Davies is escorted to her murder trial in Versailles yesterday.   (Chris Ena/AP)

(Newser) – The niece of Britain's defense minister has been sentenced to 15 years for fatally slashing a man she picked up at a bar for sex. "I do not even dare ask forgiveness from Olivier’s family,’ Jessica Davies told a French court yesterday, referring to her 24-year-old victim. "What I did terrifies me. I will never again touch a drop of alcohol." Investigators believe the murder in a French apartment may have been "inspired" by the gruesome stabbing death of Meredith Kercher in Italy just days earlier.

The prosecutor said yesterday that Davies, who has the "devil's beauty," was in the habit of using men as "pure sex objects" on which to inflict her distress. Psychiatrists had reported that Davies has a troubled, "borderline" personality. She claimed to only have a spotty memory of slashing her lover's throat, then stabbing him in the chest. "I wanted to cut him a bit and it went right in," she told police. She was sentenced to a year longer than the term requested by the prosecution.

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