Footage shows that a man from Perth stabbed his ex-wife to death during a mediation meeting in the courthouse
Father who & # 39; command skills & # 39; has learned, his ex-wife is reportedly stabbing to death during a mediation meeting in the courthouse
- Paul Turner is said to have stabbed his ex-wife Sarah Thomas five times in 2016
- Mrs. Thomas was stabbed in the neck three times, she died in a matter of seconds
- The couple was on a mediation session with a clerk in a Perth court complex
- Mrs. Thomas had custody of their two children about a week earlier
A man who learned & # 39; command & # 39; knife knowledge before stabbing his former partner in a Perth court complex, colliding four times and cutting a neck vein, causing them to die within seconds, heard his murder case.
Paul Gary Turner, 43, is accused of stabbing Sarah Marie Thomas five times, including three times in her neck, at the Joondalup Justice Complex in December 2016.
The 33-year-old also suffered a slash over her left index finger, which was a typical defensive wound, Forensic Pathologist Clive Trevor Cooke told the WA Supreme Court on Friday.
She had custody of their two children about a week earlier.
The couple was in a mediation session in a small room with a registrar and tried to resolve Turner's claim. Thomas owed him money.
When the registrar asked if she wanted to make an offer, she answered no.
Paul Gary Turner, 43, (center) is accused of stabbing Sarah Marie Thomas five times, including three in her neck, at the Joondalup Justice Complex in December 2016.
Prosecutor James Mactaggart said that when the clerk walked out of the room, Turner repeatedly stabbed Mrs. Thomas with a knife he had hidden on him.
He had martial arts and was trained in command and combat techniques, so he knew how to use the weapon to do the most damage, Mr. Mactaggart said.
The pathologist told the court that Mrs. Thomas was stung by her left ear and the knife touched her skull and damaged the surface of her brain.
& # 39; That requires a lot of strength, & # 39; said Dr. Cooke Friday.
Two stitches in her neck were stopped by her spine, while another, which cut her carotid artery, & # 39; violent, immediately & # 39; and would have caused insurmountable blood loss, said Dr. Cooke.
He estimated that she would be unconscious within 10 seconds and died a little later.
Mrs. Thomas was also stabbed under her right cheekbone, with the knife against her upper jaw and against her right shoulder.
A post-mortem photo of the deceased was exhibited following a warning from the judge, who encouraged people in the public gallery to sob.
CCTV footage of the waiting room in court that were played in front of the jury showed Turner moments before the alleged murder.
Afterwards he walks back into the waiting room, sits down on the floor and is then searched by authorities.
His defender Lisa Boston did not give an opening speech to the jury.
The process continues.
The couple was in a mediation session in a small room with a registrar and tried to resolve Turner's claim. Thomas owed him money. Mrs. Thomas (left) had custody of their two children about a week earlier
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