Woman who killed her roommate for refusing to have S3X with her, sentenced to 23 years in prison
The court sentenced the woman who killed her friend and dismembered her body after refusing to continue sexual harassment for at least 23 and a half years.
28-year-old Garika Gordon killed 28-year-old Phoenix Netts at the site where they both lived in Birmingham on April 16 last year.
Gordon, a Jamaican citizen, stabbed Miss Netts four times, causing her fatal wounds before cutting her body in six pieces with a circular saw she bought at Gumtree for £ 45.
Gordon confessed to killing Ms. Netts after he was accused of stabbing a former student at a health insurance fund that the couple lived in Lozells, West Birmingham on April 16.
The killer pleaded guilty to murder a few days before the trial.
Lawyer Andrew Smith said the victim told a friend in February that Gordon “asked to have sex with her” and became “aggressive” when she refused.
On April 7, she sent a message to a friend: “There is a girl here who asks me for sex all the time. I think I’ll go back to London. It scares me, laughs. “
The Bristol Crown Court heard that Gordon called the Samaritans on April 11 and found himself “tipsy.”
“The explicit purpose of the call was that Mrs. Gordon told me that she liked another woman and wanted to have sex with her,” said Mr. Smith.
“At one point Mrs. Gordon said her loins were getting warm or very hot.”
Ms. Netts’ last known contact was a phone call with a friend early on the morning of April 16.
The court heard that Internet searches, including “how to repair a punctured lung,” “internal bleeding,” and “someone can recover from a stab wound,” were conducted on his phone from 1:04 am to 3:07 pm.
The victim received four stab wounds to the front of the torso, but according to the autopsy, she would have survived if she had received first aid.
Another woman who lived in the common area heard the sounds of drilling and punching, as well as shouts of “help me, help me,” Mr. Smith told the court.
She said that Gordon made “significant efforts” to dispose of Ms. Netts’s remains and to pretend she was still alive in “cold and calculating” messages to his friends and family.
“You impersonated Ms. Netts on a significant number of her mother’s WhatsApp messages, including requests for money,” Judge Gordon told Gordon.
“You impersonated her in your messages. Have you noticed the phrases Ms Netts used when listening to the audio files Ms Netts kept on her phone. “
Gordon has no previous convictions, except for two shoplifting. She was diagnosed with personality disorder and PTSD.
After sentencing Gordon to life imprisonment with a minimum sentence of 23 years and six months in a Bristol court, Judge Judge Cutts described Miss Netts as “deeply loved”.
“His future looked bright, vibrant and promising. There was a new beginning ahead of her, ”Judge said to Gordon.
“You took this new beginning from her. You brought her to caring parents who loved and loved her. ‘
Judge Cutts told Gordon that her personality disorder may “partially” explain why he killed Miss Netts, but at the time it did not “distort” reality for her.
Judge Cutts said: “Garika Gordon for the murder of Phoenix Netts, I am sentencing you to life in prison.
“You will serve a sentence of at least 23 years and six months. The probation board will then have to decide when you should be released, if ever.
“If you are ever released, you will remain on the license for the rest of your life.”
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