A man pushed a cake into the face of his ex-girlfriend’s new lover and stabbed him when he found the pair in bed together.
Jesse Baydr Williams had attended a house party at his former partner’s home in December 2015 uninvited, but was allowed to stay without incident, the Adelaide Advertiser reported.
After everyone fell asleep, Williams decided to try and rekindle his relationship with the woman via an offering of cake, but was left shocked when he found another man, Alaric Gomes, in her bed.
District Court Judge Simon Stretton said in sentencing remarks seen by Daily Mail Australia that Williams had ‘ground the cake into Mr Gomes’ face to humiliate or distract him, and at the same time stabbed him with the knife’.
Jesse Baydr Williams ground a cake into his love rival’s face before stabbing him with a kitchen knife after walking in on the man in bed with his ex girlfriend (stock image)
Williams and his former girlfriend had been in an ‘on-off relationship’ for 12 months, but called it quits for the last time a year before the incident occurred.
Mr Gomes, who had mutual friends with Williams, had only recently entered into a relationship with the 34-year-old’s former girlfriend when he was attacked, and had been asleep at the time.
Judge Stretton told the court Mr Gomes awoke to the feeling of cake being pushed into his face before noticing Williams had climbed on top of him and begun to stab him in his side.
Defense counsel for Williams initially tried to plead mental incompetence for the man, but upon viewing videos of him hours after his arrest, the claim was thrown out of court.
Williams had that night crashed a house party thrown by his ex and attempted to rekindle their relationship with an offering of cake after everyone had gone to sleep (stock image)
‘When the accused entered the bedroom of Ms Quale in the early hours of the morning to give her some cake that he had brought over earlier, possibly in the hope of rekindling his previous intimate relationship with her or, at least, giving her cake, he found Mr Gomes in bed with her,’ Judge Stretton said in his sentencing remarks.
‘His reaction in stabbing Mr Gomes was consistent with the way that former lovers often react when they find people they are interested in in bed with somebody else.
‘In other words, the facts revealed a motive for the accused to commit the crime.’
Williams had already spent one year and four months behind bars for his crime before he was released on bail.
He was given a two year jail sentence, with 15 months to be served before he was eligible for parole, and but sentence was suspended for two years.