What would Darwin say?

The Telegraph

Some people really are dumber than a sack of hammers. This story really does epitomise the description of a back-stabbing bitch:

A man who almost died when his girlfriend stabbed him in the back, turned up at court with a diamond ring and asked her to marry him.

Gregory Todd, 48, had been planning to go down on one knee and pop the question to Tiffany Baillie, 32, when she appeared in the dock to admit attacking him as he slept in December last year.

But the chef, who spent months in hospital after Baillie plunged a 12 inch kitchen knife into his back, was forced to propose through her lawyer after the judge remanded her in custody to await sentencing.

Mr Todd, who is unable to visit Baillie in prison until after Easter, is now desperately waiting to hear if she has accepted his marriage offer.

As Baillie appeared in the dock at Hull Crown Court for a sentencing hearing, her barrister Paul Genney explained that Mr Todd had a special reason for turning up in his best suit.

Mr Genney said: “Mr Todd is in court and has been to see her in prison. He has brought a ring to court to propose to her. Eventually they want to get married. He says he has brought the engagement ring to ask to her marry him today.”

At that Baillie looked across the court room towards the man she admits stabbing and began to cry.

But she gave no indication of her answer, leaving Mr Todd in suspense.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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