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Serial killer took selfies with knife
Serial killer took selfies with knife

A female serial killer took selfies with a hunting knife after she stabbed three men in the heart and dumped their bodies in ditches.

London's Daily Mail reports that Joanna Dennehy took the chilling photographs while she was on the run from police after the Cambridgeshire attacks in March and April last year.

Dennehy admitted stabbing the three men and dumping their bodies in fields near Peterborough.

The 31-year-old's alleged co-conspirators appeared in the Cambridge Crown Court this week, the Daily Mail reports.

Gary 'Stretch' Richards, 47, and Leslie Layton, 37, deny helping Dennehy cover up the murders.

Joanna Dennehy poses in a selfie with her top lifted, exposing her underwear. Photo: Supplied.

Photographs of Dennehy and Richards shown to the court include one of Dennehy poking her tongue out as she brandishes a jagged knife with handcuffs attached to her trousers.

According to the Daily Mail, another showed the killer pictured in her underwear and standing in a provocative sexual pose just days after the attacks. The picture also clearly shows the horrendous scars of Dennehy's "relentless self-harming".

One picture shows Mr Richards glaring at the camera while pulling his jumper up and standing in a sexual pose. Another shows the pair giving the camera "the finger".

A final image shows the pair casually leaning on a fence just minutes before Dennehy tried to stab another two men to death, the Daily Mail says.

Joanna Dennehy attacked five men, killing three. Photo: Facebook.

The court was told that after killing the three men Dennehy remained "unsatisfied" and drove to Hereford in search of more victims.

She cruised the city and selected two other men at random, stabbing Robin Bereza, 64, and John Rogers, 56, who survived the cold-blooded attacks.

Dennehy, of Orton Goldhay, pleaded guilty to the three murders and two attempted murders at the Old Bailey in November. She also admitted preventing the lawful and decent burial of all three victims and is in custody awaiting sentencing.

Her victims were her lover Kevin Lee, 48, his friend Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, and housemate John Chapman, 56.

The knife Joanna Dennehy used to attack her five victims. Photo: Supplied.

Richards, also of Orton Goldhay, denies three counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body and two counts of attempted murder.

Leslie Layton, 37, also of Orton Goldhay, denies two counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body and one count of perverting the course of justice.

A third man Robert Moore, 56, of Peterborough, has admitted assisting an offender and is awaiting sentence.

An alleged witness told the court that he had been forced to watch on helplessly as Dennehy tried to kill two strangers in Hereford.

He said: "She takes a knife out of her left pocket with her right hand. She strikes him like in the film Psycho, just like that. Thrusting and putting her whole weight behind it.

"I just kept saying "what the f*ck is going on, I haven't signed up for this."

The trial continues.

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