UK: Killer who stabbed and ran over partner after eating weed brownie jailed for 8 years

Prosecution QC Ben Douglas-Jones said Jake Notman had been unable to “discern whether Lauren Bloomer was alive or dead, or real or not”

A man who stabbed, strangled and ran over his partner during a psychotic episode after eating a cannabis brownie has been cleared of murder after admitting manslaughter.

Jake Notman, 28, inflicted more than 30 stab wounds on 25-year-old university student Lauren Bloomer at their home in Bingley Avenue, Tamworth, Staffordshire, in the early hours of Friday November 20 last year.

The car factory worker denied murdering Miss Bloomer, claiming he did not form the necessary intent due to his mental state.

Notman pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter today – the sixth day of his trial at Stafford Crown Court – after prosecutors decided to offer no further evidence on an allegation of murder.

The trial heard that Miss Bloomer “recorded her own murder” on a mobile phone after seeking advice on the internet about the “bad weed trip” suffered by her boyfriend.