An estate agent who was taunted by his wife for having a small penis stabbed her to death in a drunken rage after she had a lesbian affair, a court heard.
David Clark is accused of knifing his South African-born, 44-year-old wife Melanie Clark in the chest with a cook’s dagger before dialling 999 and confessing to killing her.
Armed police were sent to their home on New Year’s Eve after a call in which Clark, 49, who denies murder, told the operator: “She f***ing did my head in,” jurors heard.
The couple had been married for 10 years but had a turbulent relationship, Prosecutor Benjamin Aina QC said.
“Even before they were married, she had made comments that he had a ‘small dick’. He had a complex about it,” he said.
Melanie had also had a lesbian encounter with one of their friends’ daughters which they were arguing about that night, according to a report in the Metro.
Melanie, who had four children from a previous relationship, was pronounced dead at the scene 12 minutes into the New Year.
David Clark was arrested in blood-soaked pyjamas on his birthday at the £200,000 property in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
The couple had earlier drunk three bottles of Prosecco between them as they celebrated New Year’s Eve with friends. They had also played a drinking game which involved downing shots of American whiskey.
Birmingham crown court heard the defendant tried to kill himself before police arrived and even begged officers to shoot him.