Jeanette Javell, 42, murdered Ingemar Wallin, 49, in their home in Högbo, Sweden, on June 22, 2012, using the fillet knife which she had been given as a present to stab and cut him over 30 times. In a letter to her employer, who gave her the fillet knife for Christmas, sent from prison, the mother-of-five wrote:
“Thank you for the Christmas gift by the way – it worked!”
Jeanette Javell is a mother of five and her victim was the father of four. She attacked Mr. Wallin, a father-of-two, in the early hours of Midsummer's Eve, a major Scandinavian holiday, in June this year, she stabbing and cutting him ’30-odd times’, of which at least three were fatal. Ms Javell claims to have acted in self-defense but police found no evidence of struggle in the house and the coroner's report stated that Mr. Wallin may have been asleep or had just woken up at the time of the attack.
In a letter to a newspaper, Ms Javell claims she was “confused” and that she “blacked out during a state of total delirium.” She describes the furious attack as ‘an unfortunate event I wish could be undone’ and indicates that she does not see herself as a murderer.”
Ms Javell was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
[Based on: Sara Malm, “'Thank you for the gift - it worked!'Chilling letter from woman who stabbed her partner 30 times to the employer whohad given her a fillet knife for Christmas,” Mail Online (London England),