Mum-of-two stabbed to death with a Stanley knife by stranger as she sat on her front doorstep while baby slept upstairs | The Sun

A MUM was stabbed to death with a Stanley knife on her doorstep by a twisted stranger as her baby slept upstairs.

Charlotte Wilcock, 31, was sitting outside her home in Blackburn when she was pounced on by Anthony Stinson.

The crazed 31-year-old kicked and punched the mum-of-two before stabbing her to death with the Stanley knife.

Charlotte's body was discovered the next day behind her front door, with her 15-month-old daughter found alone upstairs.

She had suffered more than 50 injuries after Stinson hacked at her with the knife during the "ferocious" attack.

Stinson is now facing life in prison after pleading guilty to murder at Preston Crown Court.

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The killer attempted to spin a web of lies to dupe cops into believing his mental state had been impaired at the time of the horror on March 3.

He claimed he had seen the Devil and was suffering from psychosis.

But when officers searched his phone, they discovered he and a friend had made a rap video detailing killing someone just an hour before the unprovoked attack.

Stinson had also chatted to a local shopkeeper while buying booze and cigarettes before making his way to Charlotte's home.

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The killer is due to be sentenced on Thursday.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Haworth-Oates, of Lancashire Police, said: "On March 3 this year Stinson approached Charlotte's address and, for reasons known only to him, launched a brutal attack on her on the doorstep.

"He slashed at her body numerous times in the ferocious assault – inflicting well over 50 individual injuries in the process, many with the use of a Stanley knife – as well as punching and kicking her.

"Charlotte had never met Stinson before that night and had no personal connection to him – she was merely sat on her own doorstep having a cigarette.

"She should have been safe and could never have foreseen what was about to happen.

"It is clear from speaking to Charlotte's family that she was very much-loved, and her death has left a huge void in the lives of those who knew her, not least her two children who will now grow up without their mother.

"It is such a needless loss of a life in truly awful circumstances."

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