AN EVIL thug texted his ex’s family “I warned you all” – minutes before stabbing her to death because she dumped him.
Hollie Gazzard was knifed 14 times in two minutes by twisted Asher Maslin as she finished off a haircut for a client.
5Hollie Gazzard was knifed 14 times as she finished off a haircut for a clientCredit: Rex Features5Asher Maslin was sentenced to 24-years in prison for the brutal murderCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe “bright” 20-year-old had left her killer just four days earlier on Valentines Day 2014 after years of abuse and control.
The pair began dating in January 2013 after meeting at a bar, but Maslin became increasingly obsessive – often turning up on nights out and following her around.
“He was abusive to Hollie. He humiliated her in front of everyone else. He spoke to her like a piece of dirt”, Hollie’s dad Nick recalled.
“Fixated” Maslin later assaulted Hollie and bombarded her with texts and calls late into the night.
The break-up sent broke Maslin, then 21, into a rage that saw him sell a £5 DVD player to buy the 12-inch kitchen knife that would kill Hollie.
He went on to rob the hairdresser of her bank cards as she walked to her car – before withdrawing £300 and going on a crack cocaine binge.
Maslin later bombarded his ex with sinister texts, one read: “I don’t want to get f***ing violent as I’ll take it too far.”
She told clients how Maslin’s unhinged behaviour – including threats to batter her dad Nick with a bat – had left her scared to leave the house.
Despite reporting her abuser to the police on February 16th, they couldn’t find him.
‘I WARNED YOU ALL’
Two days later, he sent her sister Chloe’s partner a chilling text, saying: “I warned you all.”
Minutes later, Maslin burst into Fringe Benefits salon in Gloucester where he slashed his ex to death in a frenzied two-minute execution in front of horrified customers.
She was rushed to hospital following the 6.30pm horror but tragically died on arrival.
Salon boss Sian Pryszlak recalled how Hollie had been expecting Maslin to show up the day he killed her.
She told Channel 5’s Stalked: Murder In Slow Motion in 2019 she said “hello” to Maslin when he arrived, before signalling to Hollie she was calling the police.
She recalled: “I heard quite a lot of commotion and then there were people running towards me and one client said ‘There’s a knife.’”
In July 2014, Maslin, who had been arrested 23 times for violence, received a 24-year life sentence for Hollie’s murder at Gloucester Crown Court.
Speaking after the sentencing, Hollie’s dad Nick said: “He didn’t show any remorse, he was disrespectful to the judge.
“It really made me angry. I was boiling inside.”
The horrific killing will be analysed in Netflix’s popular true crime documentary series My Lover My Killer which will return with second season.
Hollie’s brutal murder will feature in the second episode of the six-parter, available to stream from February 1.
Read the full story about Hollie’s case here.
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5Hollie Gazzard was stabbed to death by abusive ex Asher MaslinCredit: Rex Features5Nick Gazzard and Chloe Gazzard This Morning in 2014Credit: Rex Features5Asher Maslin arriving at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on February 21, 2014Credit: Rex Features
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