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Man stabs his wife 23 times after she found his stash of child porn

By Mason White 5:05 PM October 29, 2017
Adam Parkin
Adam Parkin
By: Alexis Bell

A man flew into a rage and stabbed his wife after she confronted him about his child porn addiction, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Adam Parkin, 35, from Sunderland, was jailed for 23 years for murder, 10 years and 8 months for attempted murder, and 4 years and 8 months for other offenses at the Newcastle Crown Court.

DCI Lisa Theaker said: “Outwardly, Julie and Adam Parkin had what has been described as a happy marriage. However, behind the scenes, the marriage was characterized by what has come to be called coercive control with Adam controlling significant aspects of Julie‚Äôs life.

“Coercive control tends to get worse with time and can escalate into violent abuse, and as with Julie, even murder.

“Coercive control is itself against the law. Reports of controlling behavior will be taken seriously by Northumbria Police and I encourage anyone experiencing such behavior to seek help and support.

“Adam has now been sentenced to a significant term of imprisonment. While his guilty plea has spared Julie’s family the additional pain of a trial, his violent, cowardly and senseless actions will affect her children, family, and friends for the rest of their lives.”

Julie’s family released the following statement: “This has been the hardest year of our lives. We still cannot comprehend what has happened or why Adam killed our beautiful girl.”

According to the police investigation, Adam was addicted to viewing child porn.

Eventually, when Julie, 39, found out about her husband’s addiction, she confronted him and told him that their marriage was over.

Adam did not want to accept this.

He grabbed a knife and stabbed Julie 23 times.

Julie suffered stab wounds to the neck, chest, upper back, and head.

Adam then attempted to stab another person at the home.

Police found child porn on Adam’s electronic devices.

He pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder, and making indecent photographs of a child relating to category A, B, and C videos.