Police described Jamie Crosbie, who stabbed Dean Allsop 17 times, as an “extremely violent man”.
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Jamie Crosbie, 48, (left) stabbed 41-year-old Dean Allsop (right) 17 times
The heartbroken partner of a man who was stabbed by his neighbor has paid tribute to her “soulmate” and “best friend”.
Jamie Crosbie, 48, stabbed 41-year-old Dean Allsop 17 times after Mr Allsop’s son revved the engine of a motorcycle they had been working on in April last year, Norwich Crown Court heard.
Bodycam footage shows Crosbie to tell officers upon his arrest, “Killing people isn’t always a bad thing.”
And it turns out Crosbie had threatened his neighbor with a knife and hammer back in 2018.
Crosbie has been found guilty after a three-week trial of murdering father-of-three Mr Allsop at Thorpe St Andrew near Norwich, Norfolk Police said.
The force said Crosbie was also found guilty of willfully wounding two women, Mr Allsop’s partner Louise Newell and friend and neighbor Kerryn Johnson, who came out to help.
He was acquitted of two counts of attempted murder.
Mr Allsop was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.18pm on 14 April last year.
Andrew Jackson, prosecutor, said Crosbie told officers who arrested him on suspicion of murder two minutes later, “I’m glad, that’s a good thing, that’s the best news I’ve ever heard.”
Crosbie is scheduled to be sentenced at a later date.
“My children have lost their hero”
In a statement released by police, Louise Newell, Mr Allsop’s partner, said: “I cannot put into words how this has affected our whole family.
“My children have lost their hero and I have lost my chosen one – the one I want to spend my life with.
“My best friend, soulmate, my first love.
“Our lives will never be the same without Dean, but we will continue to keep his memory alive.”
Lead Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team said: “This was a cold-blooded attack by a man intended to cause extreme harm to others.
“Dean suffered 17 stab wounds on his body, some of which were inflicted while he was lying face down and motionless.
“Crosbie’s savage attack didn’t stop there; He stabbed two people who had come to help Dean, one of whom was suffering from an artery bleed in his neck.
“Crosbie is an extremely violent man who has no place in society and we welcome today’s jury verdict.”
He said the incident has “striking similarities” to an earlier incident in 2018 in which Crosbie threatened Mr Allsop with a knife and hammer after Mr Allsop threw some rubbish in his bin.