A man stabbed his pregnant girlfriends to death using scissors because he did not want any more children, a court heard.
Ioan Campeanu, 44, is accused of the murder of his girlfriend Andra Hilitanu, 28, and the destruction of their unborn child.
Andra’s body was found by police in the bathroom of the couple’s flat with multiple wounds. She was pronounced dead at around 2.44am.
When Campeanu called 999 he told the call-handler: ‘She’s dead, I killed her.’
He added that he did it with ‘scissors’, the Old Bailey heard.
Prosecuting, Brian O’Neill QC said officers were ‘struck’ by how relaxed Campeanu was when he answered the door to them.
He said police found he ‘was in no rush’ as he led them into the flat.
Earlier that night, on May 31, the couple – who both used class A drugs – had a fight and were screaming so loudly at one another that a neighbour had complained to their landlord, the court heard.
The neighbour in Neasden, north-west London, said Andra was repeatedly shouting ‘da, da, da’, which translates to ‘yes, yes, yes’, jurors were told.
Campeanu phoned his daughter just before midnight and told her he had ‘got rid of her’, the trial heard.
His daughter told the court she was aware her father and his girlfriend took drugs and said they made Campeanu ‘confused’ and were ‘destroying him’, Mr O’Neill said.
She also said her father ‘had not wanted any more children’, the court heard.
Jurors were told that both Campeanu and Andra were ‘heavy abusers of Class A drugs’ but in particular were addicted to crack cocaine.
A Romanian interpreter translated the trial to the defendant, who appeared in the dock in a grey tracksuit.
Campeanu denies two charges of murder and child destruction.
The trial continues.