A knifeman stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s new companion to dying in a frenzied and jealous assault, a courtroom heard.
Lewes Crown Courtroom, Chichester, heard at present that Kaydon Prior, 23, stabbed Harrison Tomkins, 25, ten instances with a 16cm searching knife on August 13 2023.
Prior denies the killing was completed in a jealous rage after he burst in on his ex-girlfriend, Alicia Parrin, in mattress with Mr Tomkins.
Ms Parrin, 21, and lifeguard Mr Tomkins had been on a piece leaving do in Crawley earlier than going again to her flat. In the meantime, Prior had been on a birthday night time out in London for his good friend Jason Curtis.
Ms Parrin advised the courtroom she was dropping off to sleep after spending her first night time with Harrison when Kaydon and Curtis burst in.
Harrison Tomkins (pictured),25, was stabbed to dying ten instances by Kaydon Prior, 23, after Prior burst in on Mr Tomkins in mattress along with his ex-girlfriend Alicia Parrin, courtroom hears
Ms Parrin’s flat the place she and Mr Tomkins went again to after a piece night time out in Crawley. Ms Parrin advised the courtroom she was dropping off to sleep after spending her first night time with Harrison when Kaydon and his good friend Jason Curtis burst in
Lewes Crown Courtroom, Chichester, Prior and his good friend Jason Curtis deny murdering Harrison Tomkins on the flat in Crawley on August 13 2023
She stated Kaydon ripped the cover off them earlier than pinning Harrison to the mattress by his legs and stabbing him.
She denied the 2 males fought to the dying in her bed room.
The jury heard how Ms Parrin advised police Prior grabbed her by the hair and was punching her within the head saying he ought to stab her too.
Charlotte Newell KC for the defence requested Prior: ‘Do you settle for Harrison Tomkins died from accidents you inflicted?’
‘Sure,’ he stated.
Ms Newell KC replied: ‘From jealous anger?’
Prior stated: ‘No.’
Prior advised the courtroom he celebrated their first anniversary collectively on August 8.
He advised the jury he organized for her to get her hair completed and picked up flowers and jewelry for Alicia.
Ms Newell KC requested Ms Parrin if it was true her relationship with him had been violent and in the event that they have been nonetheless collectively.
Ms Newell KC requested Ms Parrin if Prior and herself have been nonetheless collectively.
The 21-year-old stated: ‘In his thoughts. He would not let me go. He knew I used to be trapped.
‘In my eyes we have been break up up. I stated it to him however he did not hear.’
Ms Newell KC stated: ‘I counsel you have been collectively and also you have been mendacity to Harrison since you needed to start out a brand new relationship.’
Ms Parrin stated: ‘I wasn’t in search of a brand new relationship.’
When advised Prior had denied being violent in direction of Ms Parrin, she insisted he was.
Ms Newell KC requested her: ‘You advised police Kaydon went to the facet of the window and it appeared like he was punching Harrison and was having a fist combat.
‘Was Harrison punching Kaydon?’
Ms Parrin replied: ‘No.’
Ms Newell KC stated: ‘You stated I do not suppose he tried to combat and that he stopped combating.
‘He tried to rise up after which he stopped.
‘He was half sitting up, half laying down.
Ms Parrin stated: ‘It is like he was making an attempt to take a seat up however he could not.
‘I feel he was in shock.’
Ms Newell KC claims that as Prior got here into the room Mr Tomkins jumped off the bed
Ms Parrin stated: ‘He did not get off the bed.
‘I used to be standing on the fringe of the mattress and as I turned spherical and realised what had occurred, that is when Kaydon dragged me in direction of the door.’
Prior and Curtis deny murdering Harrison Tomkins on the flat in Crawley on August 13 final yr.
Kaydon Prior additionally denies beating Alicia Parrin and carrying an offensive weapon.
The trial at Lewes Crown Courtroom in Chichester continues.