Vile abuser who beat his girlfriend to death in savage attack and told her family ‘she deserved it’ admits murder
- Christopher Cook, 41, murdered Jacqueline Kerr, 54, in Aberdeen on January 15
- Cook left her with 51 separate injuries to her head, neck, chest, arms and legs
A vile abuser who beat his girlfriend to death in a savage attack and told her family ‘she deserved it’ admitted murder yesterday.
Christopher Cook, 41, of no fixed abode, killed support worker 54-year-old Jacqueline Kerr in a vicious frenzy at her flat in Aberdeen, Scotland, on January 15.
Cook left her with 51 separate injuries to her head, neck, chest, arms and legs.
Jacqueline’s head is thought to have smacked against a wall so hard that it smashed through the plaster and into the granite behind, according to blood spatter analysis.
The pair had been in an on and off relationship but Jacqueline had tried to end things after she became ‘intimidated’ by his behaviour.
Jacqueline Kerr, 54, (pictured) worked with children who had learning disabilities at the Len Ironside Centre in Mastrick, Aberdeen. Her family said she was ‘the light of our lives’
The police were contacted after Jacqueline didn’t turn up to work on January 16. After noticing blood on her letterbox they forced their way into her flat.
Officers saw blood spattered on the walls and floor and found Jacqueline’s body on the bedroom floor.
Her family described Jacqueline, who worked with children who had learning disabilities at the Len Ironside Centre in Mastrick, as ‘the light of our lives’.
They added: ‘She was so loved by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.
‘The day our sister’s life was taken was the day part of our lives were taken too. We will never truly heal from the pain.
‘We have young grandkids asking where their aunt is. Those who Jacqueline worked with and supported, unable to understand why she no longer comes to work.
‘We wouldn’t wish this on anybody.
Christopher Cook, 41, (pictured) of no fixed abode, killed support worker 54-year-old Jacqueline Kerr in a vicious frenzy at her flat in Aberdeen, Scotland, on January 15
‘Thank you to all those involved in the investigation.
‘Please respect our privacy at this time and allow us to grieve and heal as a family.’
Cook was stopped by Jacqueline’s friends and family on the day after the murder after news of her death had spread.
After they pinned him down, he allegedly told them the support worker ‘had deserved it’ and that he might ‘murder them as well’.
He was then arrested by police.
Detective Inspector James Callander, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigations Team, said: ‘Jacqueline Kerr was subjected to a brutal attack in her own home by Christopher Cook.
‘He has now admitted responsibility for his violent behaviour, which resulted in the death of Jacqueline.
‘While it cannot change what happened, I hope this outcome in court leads to some closure for Jacqueline’s family.’
Cook will be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on November 3.
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