A night of death and dating
Sacha Wass QC, defending, said Tebbs 'lost his temper', adding: 'He clearly loved her, he clearly felt unable to cope without her and because of his personality traits, it was much more difficult for him to intellectualise, which he clearly tried to do but clearly failed to do, because of his actions on that night.'Ms Dixon told Tebbs that she wanted to end their relationship but the jealous lover quickly interrupted and went on an hour-long unbroken rant, accusing her of cheating on him because of her difficult relationship with her father.'I was very supportive of her, and I think she developed and grew as a person and a woman over the years, and I was proud to see that happen and as a result of that I fell in love with her even more', he said.
Sentencing Tebbs to life imprisonment and ordering he serve at least 19 years, Judge Mc Creath said: 'Kate Dixon, of whom we have heard much during this trial and of whom we have heard more from the moving statement read to the court this morning, was a good, kind and much loved woman.'The evidence I have heard makes it plain that even from the time she tried to end her relationship with you, a combination of that kindness, her affection for you and the domination you exercised over her made it impossible for her to do so.
The killer attempted to scrub the murder scene clean and then searched on the internet for Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol, which includes the verse: 'Yet each man kills the thing he loves …
The coward does it with a kiss, the brave man with the sword.'The killer, wearing a black three-piece suit, lavender shirt and blue tie, bowed his head as the verdict was announced while cries of 'yes' came from the public gallery packed with Kate's close friends and family.
The man asked her name, which she gave, although the man did not tell her his so she called him Mike.Detective Inspector Louise Knipe, of the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: 'What was clear to us throughout this investigation was that Kate Dixon had finally summoned the courage she needed to leave Tebbs.'He knew about this in the week before he killed her and after he did, he was clear-headed.He scrubbed the flat, he was organised and he was putting his house in order.As they were speaking the man smelled an incoming Russian thug and grabbed a knife in order to defend himself and Temple; however, she convinced him to let her speak to him first.Temple answered the door when the Russian knocked while the man hid behind a wall, the thug pretended to be a police officer searching for a robbery suspect who had been wearing all black.
She assisted Rand and Wing in their conflict with the Hand and Harold Meachum.