in broad daylight by her ex-lover
On March 19 this year nurse and mother-of-two Naudel Turner, 42, was knifed to death in the street, in broad daylight, in a horrific attack carried out by her ex-lover.
It was around 1pm when Ms Turner left Castle View Surgery, where she worked as a practise nurse, and started being followed by her attacker, Dariusz Miakienko. “As she was walking along the road she was seen to be followed along the road by this defendant,” Isleworth Crown Court heard.
Mr Miakienko, originally from Poland, stabbed Ms Turner multiple times in the middle of the street, after the mother cried out, “'Leave me alone.” A passing motorist, who “pleaded with him to stop, shouting 'don't kill her’” was ignored by Makienko, who continued his remorseless attack.
Prosecutor Peter Finnigan told the court, “He attacked her with a kitchen knife, he stabbed her and she fell to the ground and he continued to stab her.” He added, “The stabbing was methodic. It was extremely violent. It was remorseless and it was prolonged.”
Dariusz Miakienko is being charged
with the murder of Naudel Turner
It was a chilling scene for witnesses as Miakienko, apparently calm, put down the knife after stabbing the victim and pulled out his phone and began to make a call. One witness saw him also rolling a cigarette at this point.
Mr Makienko was held at the scene by passers-by, one of whom was an off-duty police officer, until the police arrived.
Paramedics arrived at the scene promptly but Ms Turner died before she reached hospital.
Police later found thousands of text messages from Miakienko on his victim’s phone from the weeks leading up to the attack and that he had told his ex-lover: “You are killing me slowly” and “You don’t understand Naudel, I can’t breathe without you.” In another message he asked Naudel, “Are you my girlfriend?” and “Are we in love?” as he apparently became increasingly hurt and jealous. On March 14, five days before the murder took place, Miakienko texted Naudel saying: “Today is the last day when I have to know.”
The court were told, “Members of the jury, what you might think emerges, is that he become obsessed with her. The messages can be tender and loving, and they can also be seen to be increasingly possessive and controlling. […] He believed she would leave William Turner and marry him, in fact he had a wife and children himself in Poland.”
Describing Miakienko’s apparent motivations for the attack, prosecutor Peter Finnigan QC told the court, “'As time passed, Naudel's interest for a continued relationship with the defendant seemed to have lessened. In fact she met another man, Kevin McDonald. […] It's obvious that the defendant had learned about her attraction to Kevin McDonald, and didn't like it, and was jealous about it.” Mr Finnigan continued, 'He started to pester Naudel with constant calls and texts. She started to discuss him to others as a stalker.”
Makienko, 47, denies one count of murder. The trial continues.