After she flew to the UK to be with him, a man has admitted to killing a Canadian teenager he met
Ashley Wadsworth, 19, paid a visit to the 23-year-old Jack Sepple and he fatally stabbed her.
On February 1, 2022, she was discovered unresponsive at a property on Tennyson Road in Chelmsford.
She died from “stab wounds to the chest” according to the inquest hearing.
Sepple was taken into custody on the spot and later accused of killing Miss Wadsworth.
Today, September 7, he admitted the charge at Chelmsford Crown Court in Essex.
Ms. Wadsworth had traveled on a six-month tourist visa from Vernon, British Columbia.
When she first arrived in the United Kingdom in November of last year, her great aunt Tova Wadsworth
said that she was on the “trip of a lifetime”.
During today’s brief hearing, Sepple’s attorney claimed that a psychiatrist had advised the defendant to
enter a plea.
Sepple, standing in the secure dock wearing a long white sleeved top and sporting tattoos on his face
and hand, responded as the court clerk read the single murder charge: “I’m to blame.”
Sepple was told by Judge Christopher Morgan: “There is only one possible punishment for your guilty
plea to murder, and that is a life sentence”.
He remanded the defendant in custody until an administratively determined date for his sentencing.
Similar incidents have occurred, and it looks like they won’t stop anytime soon. According to information
provided by other news organizations, Sapple is currently being held by the police and will be subject to
the appropriate punishment once his trial is concluded.