A mother has admitted goading her jealous boyfriend to murder her new lover after she sent him a raunchy picture of them together. Sarah Bramley, 29, sent an explicit photo of her performing a sex act on Michael Lawson, 34, to ex David Saunders.
The law student also taunted her ex about his sexual performance in the run-up to the killing and said her new man was bigger and stronger than him.
She also messaged Saunders after sending the X-rated photo, saying: “I have just smashed the lad clean in the face because he wouldn’t go home. What have I got myself involved with?
“He is outside the house, feel free to smack the c***”.
This “tipped Saunders over the edge” and he later stabbed his love rival to death in the street in Darlington in July last year with a kitchen knife.
In December 2017, he was jailed for 22-and-a-half years after he admitted killing Michael.
Bramley fled the UK soon after the murder but was arrested in April after re-entering the UK earlier this year.
She today admitted encouraging or assisting in the commission of an indictable offence believing it would be committed.
Teesside Crown Court heard previously how career criminal Saunders had started an on-off relationship with Bramley in November 2016.
They split the following April with the killer blaming the break up on Michael.
She told him in one message: “I never had a proper orgasm in three months with you, I faked the lot. He has just given me the best orgasm of my life.”
The day before the murder, Bramley and Saunders exchanged a series of offensive messages after she told her ex she had slept with Michael.
But the picture had a “very important bearing” on Saunders’ state of mind and the image “tipped him over the edge”.
After snorting cocaine and downing six cans of lager, Saunders took a taxi to Michael’s home and plunged the kitchen knife into his heart.
Michael, who was described by his family as an “innocent victim”, died within an hour of the attack.