A court heard today that a serial killer-obsessed mother ‘giggled’ after brutally stabbing her lover to death before video-calling a friend to show her the body.
Shaye Groves, 27, allegedly told a friend, ‘I’ve done him,’ after launching an attack on sleeping boyfriend Frankie Fitzgerald. She had framed portraits of notorious killers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer on her bedroom wall.
The mother-of-one is said to have used bladed articles in the bedroom for ‘knife play’ and enjoyed masochism, bondage, and submission with Mr Fitzgerald at her Havant home. She owned a set of decorative knives adorned with film villains.
Groves, who denies murder, is alleged to have stabbed her boyfriend 22 times in a ‘crime of passion’ on July 17 last year before creating a ‘false alibi’ using true crime documentaries as her inspiration.
Groves and Mr Fitzgerald rekindled an old romance after meeting in a pub in Cosham, Hampshire, in January last year.
Groves became ‘obsessed’ with Mr Fitzgerald’s ‘performance in the bedroom,’ with the couple’s sex life involving bondage, dominance, submission, and masochism, the court heard.
Jurors heard today at Winchester Crown Court that after the killing, Groves video-called friend Vikki Baitup, who was horrified to see his body with ‘an enormous’ knife wound.
Groves allegedly sent Ms Baitup a message in the early hours of July 17 in which she hoped to create a ‘false alibi’ by claiming Fitzgerald had left her home.
Ms Baitup told police how she received a phone call from a ‘giggling’ Groves who held a ‘very normal conversation’ where they discussed their weekend.