A married police officer accused of strangling his mistress to death after she revealed their affair to his wife was filmed hysterically crying and shaking as he was arrested.
Timothy Brehmer, 41, is on trial for allegedly murdering Claire Parry, a mum-of-two, in a car parked outside of a pub in Dorset, UK, on May 9.
Jurors at the Salisbury Crown Court heard on Wednesday (local time) that Brehmer attacked the 41-year-old nurse after she texted his wife, revealing their more than 10-year-long affair, according to The Daily Mail.
Footage of an inconsolable and shirtless Brehmer with blood and bandages on his body was captured by officers’ body-cameras and paramedics and presented in court.
The publication reported that in one clip, paramedics ask Brehmer what is going on, to which he responds: “We've been having an affair for years.”
“She forced me to meet her, she was going to tell my wife, I was going to lose my boy.
“I met her here, she was going through my phone... She was going to tell my wife.'
The court heard Brehmer also sobbed “I’m so sorry” and told a medic “what’s my mother going to say?”
A second clip captured an officer asking the 41-year-old married man to confirm the statements he had made.
“I’ve written down what you've said to me. When we first got here, when I first saw you outside, you were asked by the paramedics what was happening. You said something similar to…‘I was having an affair with her, she got me to meet her here. She was going to tell my wife’,” the officer says.
Brehmer then responds: “The female arrived after me and jumped in my car. She was so angry. She was going to tell my wife we were having an affair for years.
“She was going through my phone, I don't remember what happened. I think she told my wife.
“I was going to drive off and kill myself. The wounds were caused by a pen knife in my car, I've had it for years. I don't remember what happened. I just felt it go in, I think three times.’
The officer then said: “You're happy that's basically what you said for the paramedic? Obviously not word for word. If I can get you to sign there for us, please” and handed Brehmer a notebook to sign, which he did.
After being informed he is being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Brehmer began to cry uncontrollably.
Paramedics testified in court that they were called out to check on the 41-year-old cop after he suffered stab wounds from a penknife, according to The Daily Mail.
However, another man called them over to Ms Parry, who didn’t have a pulse and was hanging half out of the car.
Medics were able to revive her a few times, but her pulse was still very weak and she died in hospital the next day, the publication said.
Brehmer has denied the charge of murder but has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
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