Michelle Mills, 31, stabbed Edward Miller, 20, with such ferocity that the handle of the knife she used broke away from the blade, a court has heard in the UK.
Mr. Miller bled to death on the living room floor of their rented cottage in Scalford, in Leicestershire, after he was stabbed in the chest, abdomen and back.
But hours later when both were drunk they argued and Mills texted Trevor Stuckey, the father of her eldest child, saying: ‘I still love you and always have. I’m sorry. xx.’
In a second text she wrote ‘I wish I’d never let you go. xx.’
Moments later she armed herself with a kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed Eddie Miller leaving him bleeding to death on the living room floor, the court heard.
The mother denies murder.
After the incident, she dialled 999 but despite the efforts of paramedics her boyfriend was pronounced dead after being taken to the Queens Medical Centre at Nottingham.
Mr Miller was just 18 when he began the relationship with Mills who was 29 at the time.
He was still living at home with his mother at the time and soon afterwards got his first proper job working at nearby Scalford Hall, a hotel and wedding venue.
From January 2012 they began living together at his mother’s home before saving up the deposit and renting a cottage in Scalfold. They moved in just two months before Mr Miller was stabbed to death.
Yvonne Coen QC, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court ‘Michelle Mills was considerably older than her boyfriend and obviously had a good deal more life experience.
‘She had two young children from earlier relationships. He would have been 18 years old when he met Ms Mills.
‘She was Eddie Miller’s first serious girlfriend. It seemed to outside observers they appeared to be completely smitten with each other.
‘They were coming to this relationship from very different positions.This was his first ever grown up relationship with a woman.
‘She was an older woman and a mother of two.’
Miss Coen said there were problems with the relationship which led to arguments and they had split up on at least one occasion.
She told the jury: ‘There were rows long into the night usually culminating in noisy make-up sessions.
‘Michelle Mills told a neighbour that she and her boyfriend rowed and were noisy but despite this they loved each other.’
The jury heard that the argument on Bonfire Night ended in the stabbing.
When Mills was arrested she told police: ‘I grabbed the knife and I went mental. I don’t know how many times I stabbed him.’
Miss Coen said: ‘There is no dispute that Ms Mills stabbed Eddie Miller and that she caused his death. She accepts she is guilty of causing his death.
‘The prosecution suggests that Ms Mills became aggressive and lost her temper with her boyfriend.
‘All he wanted to do, it seems, was to sit having a drink. It would seem that she wasn’t going to leave it there.
‘She wasn’t going to let him ignore her so she took it to the next level by taking a knife to him repeatedly perhaps to punish this young man for what may have happened between them before but clearly to hurt him very severely and during the course of it she actually broke the knife.
‘If that is right this is a plain case of murder.’
Mills denies murder on 6 November last year. The trial continues.