Jilted boyfriend, 36, admits to stabbing a mum in the heart and leaving her body in a car boot after she dumped him – before asking his friend ‘do you think I can be just pure evil?’
- Aaron Potts, 36, strangled mother-of-three Barbara Quinn in her home last year
- He stabbed the 41-year-old four times before dragging her body into car boot
- Police found Potts in car with body 12 hours later, he was charged with murder
A woman’s jilted ex-boyfriend has admitted to killing his former partner in a fit of rage after she dumped him.
Aaron Richard Potts, 36, strangled mother-of-three Barbara Ann Quinn before stabbing her in the chest four times in her home in Greymouth, New Zealand, in December last year.
Weeks earlier Ms Quinn, 41, had ended their relationship after eight months together.
Angered about being dumped, Potts went to Ms Quinn’s home where he waited for her to return on her lunch break.
Mother-of-three Barbara Ann Quinn (pictured) was strangled and stabbed by her former partner after she dumped him
The pair had argued the night before, and Potts had pushed her against a wall.
As he waited he waited outside her home on the day of the murder he googled ‘how to choke someone’.
Once he saw she had returned home, he entered the property, carrying alcohol, chocolates and flowers.
But Ms Quinn immediately told him to leave.
He then began choking her.
Potts then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his former partner four times. The knife pierced her heart two times.
Potts then dragged her bloodied body to the boot of his car and drove to a secluded area on Notown Rd.
He spent 12 hours in the vehicle with her body before police found them, Stuff reported.
Her killed, Aaron Richard Potts, admitted to her murder in the High Court in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Tuesday
He had been drinking alcohol and watching pornography on his phone.
When police found him, he had also attempted to kill himself.
During his court appearance on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to murder, Potts was silent, staring at a wall throughout the hearing.
The court was told how moment before the killing he had messaged a friend, asking if it was possible if he was ‘just pure evil’.
‘Do you think I can be a monster? Just pure evil?’ the message read.
Ms Quinn has been described as an amazing mum of Luke, Kayden, and Summer.
Her family has been left heartbroken by her death.
‘I look at your photo wall when I’m at your place & think how unfair this all is,’ her sister Lana Blanchfield shared on Facebook.
‘I’ve cried an ocean of tears & this pain just isn’t getting any less.’
Potts will be sentenced on April 3.
Aaron Richard Potts, 36, strangled mother-of-three Barbara Ann Quinn before stabbing her in the chest four times in her home in Greymouth, New Zealand, (pictured) in December last year