Carol Kemp described as 'sad individual' who carried out 'callous act'

A SENIOR detective described mum-of-four Carol Kemp as a ‘sad individual’ who carried out a ‘callous act’.

Detective Inspector Neil Devoto of Dorset Police said: “We are delighted with the verdict and the sentence.

“Martin Rusling was well-loved by his family and was a popular resident of Weymouth and Portland in a six month relationship with Carol Kemp from Torquay.”

He said evidence from the night Mr Rusling died suggested Kemp’s version of events wasn’t credible.

“She took his life by stabbing him with a fatal stab wound to his heart.

“This was an unnecessary and callous act against a defenceless man.

“She put up this argument that she was trying to self-harm when a knife went through two chambers of his heart.

“There were scratches on his face. Her story wasn’t credible.

“Carol Kemp comes across as being a very sad individual who responded quite violently.”

Det Insp Devoto said Dorset Police sympathised with Mr Rusling’s family.

“Our sympathy goes out to the family. Martin Rusling belonged to a very loving family who are coming to terms with their loss.

“I would like to thank the team, in particular Detective Sergeant Dave Richards for a thorough and professional investigation.”

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11:07am Wed 30 May 12

ian king says...

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For the Male victims of the near half of all domestic violence that only gets 1/1000th of the funding and media attention.
http://www.mankind.o rg.uk/ For the Male victims of the near half of all domestic violence that only gets 1/1000th of the funding and media attention. ian king
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6:11am Thu 21 Jun 12

LilyB85 says...

Who are any of you to judge Carol? Do any of you know her? In fact, how many of you even knew Martin, or who they were to each other?
How dare any of you pass judgement on people you know nothing about.
Before I continue, I would like to say that my heart goes out to Martins family; I know from personal experience that it isn't easy to lose a loved one, and in no way is this message meant to be an insult to them.
Everyone commenting on this article only knows what they've read, and I'm sure I don't need to tell anyone with half a brain that believing everything in the newspapers is rather ignorant.
I have known Carol for years, and while she may have unintentionally done wrong to poor Martin and his family, she doesn't deserve these horrible comments about her.
She is a sweet, funny and loving person. I wholeheartedly believe her version of events. This doesn't mean I think what happened was ok. A life was lost and while she may not have intended for this to happen she is accountable all the same.
Carol has been found guilty of murder. This is wrong. Murder involves premeditating to end someones life. Carol couldn't premeditate to go to the shop, let alone end a life.
Please think for a second... If you had a family member who viciously murdered someone, would you want anything to do with them any more? Carol has a huge and loving family. They, myself and anyone who has ever met her knows she isn't capable of the evil she is being blamed for.
A trial gives a person the right to be judged by a jury of their peers. The people who judged her were not her peers. They knew nothing about her. They knew nothing about Martin either.
SHAME ON ALL OF YOU for the way you have talked about a Mother/Daughter/sist

er/cousin/friend ect.
Who are any of you to judge Carol? Do any of you know her? In fact, how many of you even knew Martin, or who they were to each other? How dare any of you pass judgement on people you know nothing about. Before I continue, I would like to say that my heart goes out to Martins family; I know from personal experience that it isn't easy to lose a loved one, and in no way is this message meant to be an insult to them. Everyone commenting on this article only knows what they've read, and I'm sure I don't need to tell anyone with half a brain that believing everything in the newspapers is rather ignorant. I have known Carol for years, and while she may have unintentionally done wrong to poor Martin and his family, she doesn't deserve these horrible comments about her. She is a sweet, funny and loving person. I wholeheartedly believe her version of events. This doesn't mean I think what happened was ok. A life was lost and while she may not have intended for this to happen she is accountable all the same. Carol has been found guilty of murder. This is wrong. Murder involves premeditating to end someones life. Carol couldn't premeditate to go to the shop, let alone end a life. Please think for a second... If you had a family member who viciously murdered someone, would you want anything to do with them any more? Carol has a huge and loving family. They, myself and anyone who has ever met her knows she isn't capable of the evil she is being blamed for. A trial gives a person the right to be judged by a jury of their peers. The people who judged her were not her peers. They knew nothing about her. They knew nothing about Martin either. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU for the way you have talked about a Mother/Daughter/sist er/cousin/friend ect. LilyB85
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