It should have been a fairy tale. A 21-year-old American woman met a 22-year-old bachelor across the pond. They decided to meet in person, so she got on a plane and they spent six months together.
They should have lived happily ever after.
Instead, she wound up dead.
In a hearing yesterday, Adam Butt plead guilty to manslaughter, though he wouldn’t go as far as to say he murdered the victim, Mary Wells.
Wells, who had been living in Philadelphia prior to her ill-fated meet-up, was scheduled to return home in a couple weeks, but she was stabbed to death before she got the chance. She was killed on January 17.
“Mary was so kind and selfless, she would give someone the shirt off her back. Mary was quiet and didn’t ask for much,” loved ones wrote on a crowd-funding page. “Mary had a tough couple years. She lost her mum due to health problems and lost her grandmother, who took care of her after her mum died two years ago.”