It appears that in Britain today, there are people that really do believe they can get away with murder.
Arrogant, and some would say, thick as pig shit, Karl Taylor went on a date with Kate Beagley intending to murder her and yet inexplicably believed that he would not be the prime suspect. Is he just extremely stupid, or has murder become so common place in British society, and harsh punishments so unlikely, that he really thought so little of it?
Karl Taylor certainly is not a criminal master mind, but how could he have thought that he would not be suspected of killing her after sending several texts to her and having arranged the date? To cap it all, he then drove around in her car for several days. Bit tough to explain that one away. Did he really think that it was worth the risk killing someone for their car, even in such an obvious way? Maybe he thought that washing her body with mineral water would remove all evidence of him.
I suppose to his tiny mind he thought why not, at worst he’ll serve a few years, at best he gets away with a £17,000 car.
His defence proved, as if it were in doubt, how truly dim-witted he is, stating that:
“I saw her prodding herself and she was moving her head and her neck towards the knife like you would do if you were hysterical.”
What? Did he really think that the jury would believe that Miss Beagley would choose a knife as a means to kill herself and decide to take her own life whilst on a date with him? Perhaps he took the phrase ‘a jury of one’s peers’ too literally and thought that they would be as simple minded as he is.
“He said that after she finished, he realised she had died.”
So he also expected the jury to believe that he’d just stand there and watch a woman stab herself in the face and neck 31 times and bleed to death?
This sick, callous man should never be released and is a prime candidate for hanging, it’s just a shame that it isn’t a possibility in the UK. It is shocking that someone who could so brutally and cold-heartedly take the life of another, innocent, human being is allowed to live out their life as if nothing had happened.
This was no accident, he stabbed Kate 31 times in the face, neck and chest in a vicious and sustained attack and in doing so he should surely have forfeited his own right to life. The possibility that this man may go on to procreate, something he prevented Miss Beagley from ever doing, chills me to the bone.
His letter to Kate’s parents says it all.
“In it he described Kate as “a kind but unhappy girl” and “an angel in the dark”.
He added: “Without any doubt what I did was wrong. But ask yourself this – whose life have I really taken?”
Kate’s, and the sad thing is, he gets to live on. I am sure that offered the choice, Kate would have chosen 30 years in prison, rather than death. She didn’t get any choice though, Karl Taylor decided she must die. Luckily for Taylor death wasn’t on the table for him.
30 years may seem like a long time, but assuming he does serve 30 years, he will still only be 57 when he gets out and could have another 30 years of life. Something that Miss Beagley will never have.