A 23-year-old Brentford woman has been convicted of attempting to murder a homeless man after slashing him with a knife and leaving him for dead in an alley.
Jodie Dobby, of Clayponds Avenue, Brentford, repeatedly stabbed Owen Allen in the head, face and neck after they drank together on September 18 last year. Now she must wait to hear her fate as sentencing has been adjourned until later this year.
Sonny Dhillon, 20, of Pownall Gardens, Hounslow, who admitted punching thr 47-year-old during the assualy was cleared of all charges related to the attack, including attempted murder. A third suspect is yet to be charged.
Dhillon had denied intending to harm recovering alcoholic Mr Allen, who needed a life saving operation following the "frenzied" attack in Mill Platt Avenue, Isleworth.
When Defence Counsel, Nerifa Harford-Bell asked Dhillon if he had any intention to kill the homeless man at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday, Dhillon said: "No, I was sickened by what happened."
Dobby who was a voluntary patient at the Lakeside mental health unit, had pleaded guilty to causing GBH with intent, but denied attempted murder. The emergency services found Mr Allen's body in the alleyway at about 9pm as fire fighters put out a small blaze nearby, where his attackers were said to have tried to burnt he evidence.
The court heard how the homeless man met a group including Ms Dobby and Mr Dhillon in Silver Hall Park earlier in the day. He shared a drink with them before Mr Dhillon pushed him into a river "for a laugh".
He later met them again and asked for help to get dry in a nearby flat, after he left them a second time, Mr Allen said a youth beckoned him over in Mill Platt Avenue before pushing him against a wall.
He said: "As I was trying to get up, that's when it all went totally mad. I could see glimpses of maybe knives. I was sickened I thought that was it. I was covered in blood, it was in my eyes."
He suffered multiple stab wounds to his head, face and neck, as well as a fracture to the right side of his face and had numerous blood transfusions.
Dobby later told a health care assistant at the Lakeside unit she thought she had killed a man who had touched her inappropriately, the jury heard.