Pictured: Lesbian lover of estate agent’s wife killed by husband

Pictured: Lesbian lover of estate agent’s wife is revealed as he faces life in jail for murdering his partner after she taunted him over affair with their friend’s daughter

  • David Clark and his South African-born wife Melanie were married for 10 years
  • But he had a complex about his penis and she taunted him about it, court told
  • After New Year’s Eve night of heavy drinking, he snapped and killed her
  • They had argued about Mrs Clark’s lesbian encounter with Katie Bastians, 31  

Pictured: Katie Bastians, 31, had a lesbian encounter with Melanie Clark, 44, who was stabbed to death by her husband David in a row about their affair 

The lesbian lover of a mother-of-four killed by her husband during an argument about their affair has been pictured for the first time.

David Clark, 49, is facing life in jail after being found guilty of killing his wife Melanie, 44, during an argument about her tryst with Katie Bastians, 31, the daughter of their close friend. 

Clark murdered his wife after she repeatedly humiliated him about the size of his penis and taunted him about her encounter with the lesbian journalist, jurors were told at Birmingham Crown Court.

The court heard the former military medic stabbed his South-African born wife in the chest with a cook’s knife on New Year’s Eve last year and then dialled 999, confessing: ‘I’ve killed my wife. She did my head in.’

Mrs Clark, 44, who had four children from a previous relationship, was pronounced dead at the couple’s home just after midnight.

Minutes later her two sons aged 22 and 19 returned from a party to find police swarming over their house.

Clark was arrested in blood-soaked pyjamas on his 49th birthday at the three-bedroom, semi-detached property in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. 

David Clark murdered his wife Melanie during a blazing row on New Year’s Eve

Mr Clark said his wife had taunted him about his penis and a lesbian encounter she had before he attacked her

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Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court were told the couple had been married for ten years but had a turbulent relationship. 

Clark faces a mandatory life sentence after he was found guilty of murder today

Both of them had engaged in extramartial affairs and Mrs Clark had even made her husband sign a contract giving her permission to sleep with other people.

They had no children together but she had two boys and two girls from her previous relationship. 

On New Year’s Eve they had drunk three bottles of Prosecco between them as they celebrated at a friend’s house.

They had also downed spirits and played a drinking game version of Snakes and Ladders, which involved downing shots of whiskey, before returning home.

Mr Clark told the court that, on the night of the attack, his wife had taunted him about her lesbian encounter she had with Ms Bastians, two days before.

She bragged about ‘seeing Katie in her sexy underwear’, jurors were told.

Yesterday racy pictures of Ms Bastians emerged – showing the lesbian journalist in a series of poses with her fiancée – including shots of the pair in glittery black underwear before a Mardi Gras parade.

Clark’s trial was told she and her businessman father, Stephen, 58, had stayed over at the family’s semi-detached home in Stoke Prior, Worcestershire.

Mr Bastians, who had been a close friend of Clark for around 20 years, told the court he and his daughter stayed that night at the Clarks’ home – with Miss Bastians said to have shared Mrs Clark’s bed in the master bedroom. He slept on the sofa.

Prosecutor Benjamin Aina QC told the court: ‘Even before they were married, she had made comments that he had a “small d**k”. He had a complex about it.’

Clark stabbed Melanie death in order to ‘teach her the ultimate lesson’, prosecutors said, and dialled 999.

Mrs Clark’s two sons came home on the night of the murder to find police at the scene

Clark asked police to kill him and said he was going to blow himself up after stabbing his wife

After calling police, Clark tried to kill himself with gas and begged officers to kill him when they arrived

Following the jury’s verdict today, Justice Stephen Morris said: ‘David Clark, you have been convicted of murder by this jury. Sentencing will be on July 12 at 2pm.

Mrs Clark and her husband had a blazing row on the night he stabbed her, the court heard

‘The mandatory sentence for murder is life imprisonment. On July 12 I will set the minimum term you have to serve.’

After the case, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson, from West Mercia Police, said: ‘This was a tragic, senseless crime which has devastated Melanie’s family and has left her children to grow up without a mother.

‘I hope the outcome of today’s proceedings will provide a small sense of closure for Melanie’s family, who have shown tremendous resilience and courage in dealing with this tragedy.

‘My thoughts remain with them as they continue to rebuild their lives, and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

‘I would like to thank all of the officers and staff involved within this investigation, who have worked tirelessly to ensure that David Clark was brought before the courts and will now face justice for his actions.’ 

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