Twist in cold case as couple are charged over the killing of pregnant woman, 21, who was brutally stabbed 39 times while her son slept in next room
- Angela Maree Blackmoore was stabbed to death 39 times on August 17, 1995.
- A man, 47, and a woman, 45, were charged over her horrific murder on Friday
- Ms Blackmoore’s partner, Laurie Anderson, said he knew patience was key
A man, 47, and woman, 45, have been charged over the murder of a pregnant mother who was killed in her own home 24 years ago.
Angela Maree Blackmoore, 21, was ten weeks pregnant when she was stabbed to death 39 times during a violent assault in her home in Christchurch, New Zealand, on August 17, 1995.
Her two-year-old son was sleeping in another room in the house at the time. Her body was found by Laurie Anderson, her partner at the time.
Angela Maree Blackmoore (pictured), 21, was ten weeks pregnant when she was stabbed to death 39 times during a violent assault in her home in Christchuch, New Zealand, on August 14, 1995
Police believe she was killed shortly after a pizza delivery arrived at 9pm, according to Stuff.
After 24 years, New Zealand Police have finally charged a 47-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman with Ms Blackmoore’s murder.
The pair appeared in Christchurch District court on Saturday, but the investigation into Ms Blackmoore’s death continues.
Detective Sergeant Todd Hamilton said: ‘Our thoughts are with Angela’s family at they continue to mourn her tragic death.
‘Police would like to thank members of the public for information provided following a renewed appeal in May 2019.’
Police offered a $100,000 reward earlier this year for information.
Mr Anderson (pictured), who was living with Ms Blackmoore at the time of her death, said he has been waiting decades for this news
Detective Sergeant Hamilton said police were unable to comment further as the case is now before the court.
Mr Anderson, who was living with Ms Blackmoore at the time of her death, said he has been waiting decades for this news.
‘I was waiting for this moment for 24 years, so I’m excited,’ he said outside court, according to TVNZ.
‘I knew we were going to get here, I just had to be patient and wait for it to happen.
He said he knew he had to be patient – and he had no idea an arrest would be happening soon.
‘All [me and my family] we’ve been doing is just living our lives, being paitient, the biggest thing is we couldn’t drive it. We had to allow people to help us get it this far.’