In 2007, 21-year-old Jason Webster, a jealous undergraduate history student, murdered his lover Rebecca Love, 26, in a drunken rage by stabbing her with a pen. Love’s body was found by university staff two days later, having 93 separate injuries to her head, chest, neck and body. Miss Love had five puncture wounds to her neck and one to her throat, likely to have been caused by two pens found at the scene.
Both had Miss Love's DNA on the tip, and on the concave end of one pen was a tiny piece of Webster's skin, consistent with him slamming the instrument into her throat with brutal force.
Acrylic on raw Belgian linen, 14 x 8" (35 x 20 cm), 2015, sold