We’d be remiss if we didn’t occasionally offer information on how to choose prospective mates with a bit of care, and the following story is an excellent reason why: one man was recently fatally stabbed by woman he met on a dating site recently.
Carol Kemp, a 45 year old native of Torquay, now stands to serve a minimum of 13 years in prison for the murder of 43 year old Martin Rusling. Kemp visited Rusling’s home this past December, stabbing him in the heart when he said he no longer wanted to see the woman romantically, and was recently convicted despite her claims that she had been brandishing the knife in an effort to harm herself, and was handed down a life sentence.
Industry experts say that while some of the responsibility for weeding out undesirable individuals relies upon dating site owners and operators, those who use the sites to look for potential mates must do so with caution in order to avoid tragic fates like the one shared by Rusling, a former laminator. The man had not used violence against his former girlfriend, according to testimony given in court, but evidence emerged that his face had been covered with scratches, suggesting that Kemp had been violently attacking the man before he was stabbed in the heart, an act the Dorset Police Det Insp Neil Devoto called ‘callous.’
Speaking outside court, the police official said that Mr Rusling, who had been a popular man and well-loved by his family, had been seeing Kemp for only six months. The relationship had been cooling off over the Christmas period, which triggered a violent reaction in the woman, leading her to take the man’s life.