John Lewis, 55, was given a life sentence for the savage attack on girlfriend Terrie-Ann Jones, 33, which left her in a pool of blood at a property in Neath, South Wales last January.
After Lewis “brutally murdered” Terrie-Ann, he then took money from her purse and went to the pub in “good spirits.”
A court heard Lewis handed himself in to police later that night – telling them: “I’ve killed somebody.”
Lewis pleaded not guilty to murder and claimed he was acting in self-defence, but he was found guilty by a jury at Swansea Crown Court.
In footage released by police Lewis says: “Sorry about this… I’m just f*****g shocked… I had to go tell my mother what I done. I thought that was a decent thing to do.”
Lewis told police he had gone to collect his clothes from the house when Terrie-Ann “threw him down the stairs” before grabbing a knife.
He said: “She grabbed a knife then. I threw the f*****g bag up, it was a box there, picked that up, threw it at her. Then she went and punched me, I punched her and she grabbed a knife and I f*****g stabbed her. I stabbed her in the neck… I stabbed her a couple of times I think, I don’t know how many times I stabbed her, she went to stab me and I stabbed her.”
“She’s laying in a pool of blood… In the house. I’m sorry.”
Lewis also said the incident happened because he’s “anti-drug” and claimed Terrie-Ann had “cocaine coming from her nose”.
At Swansea Crown Court, prosecutor Mike Jones QC said the pair had been arguing about their relationship when Lewis attacked her in the kitchen.
The court heard two days before her death Terrie-Ann told a friend that she had met someone else and was going to end the relationship.
Mr Jones said: “Lewis claimed that when he went to the house to collect his belongings it was he who had been attacked by Miss Jones with a knife and he defended himself.”
Terrie-Ann had 13 stab wounds to her neck, three to her collarbone and two to her chest.
Mr Jones said: “She also had a number of wounds to both hands typical of defence injuries.”
When police found Terrie-Ann there were trails of blood on the doors, kitchen units and drops of blood on her handbag.
There was also blood found inside her purse at the house in Cimla, Neath, South Wales, on January 5.
The court heard Terrie-Ann had an 8cm deep wound into her heart.
Mr Jones said: “A serrated knife was found in the kitchen. The blade was bent significantly.”
Lewis told police Terrie-Ann was injured when he tried to get the knife off her.
He claimed when he left the house Terrie-Ann said to him: “I love you, I’m sorry.”
Lewis said he locked the door and threw the key down a drain – to “signify the relationship was over.”
Source: The Sun