Chef murdered roommate and then had sex with her dead body
A chef stabbed his housemate to death and then had sex with her dead body as a birthday present to himself.
Ryan Thornton, 20, murdered Stela Domador-Kuzma, 34, after entering her room with a knife and masking tape at around 4.30am on July 8, a court heard.
Prosecutor Matthew Jewell QC said Thornton had decided to play out his sick fantasy after watching a video of a woman being bound and forced to have sex when he returned from a night out.
When Thornton, who was high on cannabis, tried to rape Miss Domador-Kuzma she screamed out, causing the chef to panic and kill her before having sex with her bloodied body.
Mr Jewell said: Stela was stabbed 17 times, with two wounds puncturing her chest cavity, causing the collapse of first one and then both lungs.
The defendants semen, or traces of it, was found in intimate areas of her body and her mouth.
Police found Thornton walking outside after witnesses had seen blood coming from a gash on his leg.
Officers decided to enter his home after he lied to them he had been stabbed while in woods while smoking marijuana.
After a search of the property they discovered Miss Domador-Kuzmas dead body in her room.
Mr Jewell added: Experts said Stelas death would not have been immediate, her lungs collapsed and it would have been a prolonged struggle.
Miss Domador-Kuzma, who moved here from Venezuela four years ago, initially lived in the flat in Richmond Gardens, Bournemouth when she first came to the country and had then moved back to the same room in June.
In a heartbreaking statement from Miss Domador-Kuzmas mother Olga, which was read to the court, she said: Stela left Venezuela in the hope of finding a new home.
A place where she felt safe, where justice and law exist. She chose the UK for its job opportunities and safe society.
I have missed not having Stela with me every day for the last four years, but I knew she was only a phone call away.
Now, every time I want to reach her I have to face the reality she is no longer with us. I have no words to express how much it hurts.
Thornton, from Bournemouth, admitted murder and 11 charges of possessing indecent images of children.
Jailing Thornton for life, Mrs Justice May said: You impulsively decided to make a present to yourself of violent, forced sex.
It was Stela Domador-Kuzmas grave misfortune that she was in the next room to you.
I am quite sure you went uninvited to her room to have forced sex with her. You wanted to indulge your fantasy.
Thornton must serve a minimum of 22 years and six months before he is eligible for parole.