THE VOICE: Nurse stabbed by ‘obsessive’ ex-boyfriend, court told
A nurse was stabbed to death in the street in north London by her “obsessive” ex-boyfriend after she dumped him for another man, a court heard yesterday.
Naudel Turner, who worked at the Castle View Surgery in Lordship Lane, Tottenham, was followed by Dariusz Miakienko, 47, as she walked to a nearby bus stop in Bruce Grove before stabbing her in broad daylight with a kitchen knife, jurors were told.
In the weeks leading up to her death on March 19, Miakienko sent more than 1,000 texts and told the mother-of-two: “You are killing me slowly.”
Isleworth Crown Court heard the Polish national attacked Turner the day after meeting her new partner at a McDonald's restaurant near Tottenham’s Grove Road.
Peter Finnigan QC, prosecuting, said Miakienko had been in a relationship with Turner, who worked at Castle View Surgery in Lordship Lane, for more than two years, but they broke up when she began a new relationship with Kevin McDonald.
Miakienko’s text messages gradually turned more sinister as he became overcome with jealousy.
He wrote: “Are you my girlfriend?” and “Are we in love?” as well as “You don’t understand Naudel, I can’t breathe without you”.
On March 14 – five days before the attack – he texted: “Today is the last day when I have to know.”
The court heard that Miakienko and McDonald met at the fast food outlet the day before the killing, and a row ensued when McDonald discovered Turner was the guarantor for Miakienko’s flat in Fulham, west London.
Turner was stabbed in the neck and was pronounced dead in hospital the same day. Miakienko was arrested near the scene.
Finnigan added: “However humiliated and upset he felt, there was no justification for killing her in broad daylight, and we say this is murder.”
Miakienko, of Lordship Lane, Wood Green, denies murder.
The trial continues.
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