Birmingham internet dating murder
Prosecutor Simon Denison QC told the court that a psychiatric assessment had found Donnelly to have a “psychopathic personality”.He said: “The evidence shows the defendant to have met and murdered Usha Patel, and assaulted Rosie Ferrigno, at a time when he was driven by compulsions to drink, take cocaine, and have sex.The 23-year-old is accused of then killing 17-month-old Scarlett Vaughan less than three weeks later.The day after Lexi’s death, Porton went on to accept 41 friend requests on a dating app on January 16, a trial at Birmingham Crown Court heard.The prosecutor said they make "very sad reading," adding: "It is clear he wanted to meet up for sex and she was accepting of that." He later told Ms Patel his mother had died, that he wanted more than just sex and was looking for a life partner, promising: "I will treat you like a princess." The night before they first met face-to-face, Donnelly said: "If I come to you tonight..you nurse me back to health... If you do that babe I will marry you tomorrow." The night of the organised date, Donnelly took two bottles of rose wine to her flat while she bought bottles of Magners cider for Donnelly.Mr Denison said: "It is clear from all the evidence, from the scene and from her phone and his, that he went to her home that evening by arrangement, to drink and to have sex, and they drank, and they both undressed, and for a reason that she cannot tell us and he won't tell us, he killed her and then left in a hurry.
Patel was killed while her five-year-old son slept in the next room after the mother had invited the “lying and manipulative” man over on the night of October 7 2015 after meeting through the online dating agency, Oasis.The murder of Sophie Lancaster occurred in England in 2007.