The unforgettable yet eerie last message of the 23-year-old student Molly McLaren, who was reportedly killed by her Tinder date, has finally been unveiled.
26-year-old ex-boyfriend Joshua Stimpson carries the guilt of assassinating 23-year-old student Molly McLaren in an assault at the Dockside in Chatham, Kent, on June 29 last year.
The 23-year-old girl was sitting in her car in the car parking when Stimpson supposably stuck his knife into her head and neck various times.
Stimpson rejected the murder charges in his name. However, he took the plea deal declaring himself guilty of manslaughter, which means he claims a diminished accountability.
According to KentLive, at the trial that went on at Maidstone Crown Court, the prosecutor said it’s beyond question that Stimpson killed McLaren.
But, even so, the jury would have to determine whether there was a diminished responsibility or not.
Recently, the memorable ultimate message McLaren sent on her WhatsApp has been presented to the jury.
Only a couple of minutes before her last breath, she texted her friends the following: ‘Feel like I’m f*cking looking over my shoulder all the time’.
Six minutes after the message, Stimpson was spotted standing by the car by the eyewitness Benjamin Morton.
He saw the incident happen and tried to draw Stimpson out of the car. He pulled his leg and even made effort to bang the door of the car to stop the assault.
Between Molly McLaren and Stimpson there were quite disturbing messages. Most likely, this is what led her to her death trap. These messages are also part of the evidence among the jury.
The couple met on Tinder in July 2016 but waited about four months before meeting in person. Stimpson had childish reactions many times, as seen by their message interchange.
Stimpson sent a message to McLaren on March 4.
“Please do not break up with me, one chance is all I am asking for,” he said.
McLaren answered that she felt like she was ‘constantly treading on eggshells’. She eventually told him ‘it’s over’ on June 17.
After she ended the things, she texted her friends saying “Josh has turned nasty”. She further blocked him all over social media.
Stimpson continued to send cruel messages to McLaren and also wrote Facebook posts which insulted her. He made fraudulent claims she was doing drugs
She said to her friends:
“I am actually scared of what he might do, I’m scared he might hurt me.”
Her friends asked her if he is capable of hurting her physically. Sadly, she replied positively.
Molly McLaren reported these Facebook posts to the police on June 22. The court was able to hear how PC Philpott when at the station, called Stimpson on a loudspeaker to tell him to not continue with the abuse.
The trial still goes on.