Scottish chef Peter Cumming will spend the rest of his left behind bars after admitting to the High Court in Glasgow that he killed his girlfriend, Lynda Brown.
Cumming, 58, stabbed Brown to death while the couple was preparing for a dinner party. According to The Daily News,
he flew into a rage after he returned home ready to cook and Brown told him that she had already eaten and wasn't hungry.
This sparked an argument between the couple and caused Cumming to become "really angry."
That anger prompted him to grab a large knife from the kitchen.
"I was behind her in the bedroom and I had the knife and I don't know where it came from I don't know. I was out of control," Cumming told the High Court. "It's just not like me. I am so in control. I need to keep things in control."
Cumming stabbed Brown four times in the back, once while she on her feet and the other three times once she had tumbled to the floor. According to the autopsy, the fatal blow severed an artery in her neck, causing massive blood loss.
Brown was able to call for help before her death, but when police arrived just eight minutes after the call they found her dead on the bedroom floor with the knife still stuck in her back. Shortly afterward, the couple who was coming over for dinner that night also showed up, only to discover their host in cuffs and their hostess dead.
Cumming had a prior conviction for domestic abuse against Brown and also told the court that the relationship between them had become frayed because of his drinking.
Brown, just over five-feet tall and only 120 pounds, was a mother of two.
Source: (The Daily News)