Demi Harris arrives at Nottingham Crown Court with supporters and her legal team
A woman who stabbed her boyfriend after warning him not to have fun in a tub with other women faces jail.
Demi Harris repeatedly stabbed Christopher Pearson in the abdomen after the couple paddled at his home in Nottingham.
The juries of the Nottingham Crown Court learned that shortly before the murder, Pearson had brought a Harris & # 39; humiliated & # 39; to the whirlpool fully clothed when he confronted him in his garden last February.
Harris, 21, said Mr. Pearson had "tried to attack her," which is when she stabbed him.
She was convicted of manslaughter after a two-week trial.
Prosecutors said the 39-year-old woman was naked in the water with two male friends, while waitresses Gemma Robinson and Danielle Picard were in the bathtub after one of them took off her underwear and the other sat in the tub. side and sat on the water. .
Demi Harris (pictured right) had stabbed her boyfriend Christopher Pearson (left) after the two had rowed about their behavior in the jacuzzi.
Harris, who worked as a daycare provider, peeked out of a window and shouted, "Do you really get naked while there are other girls?"
When she realized what was happening, the situation annoyed her and she warned Mr. Pearson adding, "Do not you dare."
After expressing her disdain, Mr. Pearson took her to the hot tub, calling her "boring" and "embarrassing."
An aerial photograph of the house of Demi Harris and Christopher Pearson. The garden is also shown with the hot tube in the right corner
Then he poured a bottle of solvent cleaner into the water before returning to the house and cutting off the power supply to the hot tub and music outside.
The other guests decided to go home, leaving a naked Mr. Pearson to follow Harris into the house, according to the court.
However, when one of the women entered the house, she found Harris, who said: "What have I done? What have I done? & # 39;
The jurors were told that Mr. Pearson was lying on his back, with his torso on the landing and his legs on the bathroom floor, muttering, "What happened?"
Prosecutor Michael Auty QC said: "Miss Harris volunteered," this time I went too far.
In those few words she encapsulates the prosecution's case. It started to come in and out of consciousness and it was evident that it was fading quickly.
A party on this street in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, ended when Chris Pearson was stabbed
"When asked what happened, Ms. Harris replied:" I stabbed him, but I had to do it, I had to. "
He continued explaining that he had used a knife that he had taken out of his "upper drawer" and that "he had to do it because he attacked me".
"She instinctively knew that she was close to death and repeatedly said:" He's going to die, he's going to die ".
Demi Harris (pictured) said she had to stab Mr. Pearson because he had tried to attack her
Harris was arrested while walking to her mother's house. The paramedics rushed to Mr. Pearson's house and took him to the hospital with two stabs in the stomach.
He needed three blood transfusions and the injuries he suffered were surgically repaired, but he did not survive the operation.
A pathologist gave the cause of death as a stab.
In presenting evidence in her own defense, Harris, of Hucknall, said she grabbed the knife, which Pearson kept upstairs for her "protection," because she was "scared."
The floral tributes were left on the scene after Mr. Pearson's death in February of this year.
She claimed that her partner had grabbed her by the hair and threatened to hit her, adding, "I did not want to do anything with that." I just wanted to push him out of him.
She said he pushed her violently through the open door of her room, where she fell against the cabinet next to the bed.
She had picked up the knife and had managed to walk a little beyond Mr. Pearson.
She said: I just wanted to move by her side and if that meant he would grab me and hit him with him, just a punch, not a stab, not a puncher; just a quick prick, so he's surprised he gets away, so I have enough time to go down the stairs.
& # 39; Simply everything happened so fast. He said he was going to beat me black and blue. I just remember hitting him quickly, "he added.
The witnesses described seeing a "big wound" in Mr. Pearson's stomach with "his" intestines hanging.
Harris also told the court that Pearson had been violent throughout their relationship, took most of his monthly income and once tried to convince her to commit suicide with an overdose of tablets.
When asked why she never left him for her lawyer, Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC, she replied, "I loved him and I thought he was going to change."
Harris was acquitted of murder but convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
She was released on bail and will be sentenced on December 7.