A BESOTTED bride-to-be has vowed to stand by her monster fiance – despite him murdering a pensioner with a chainsaw in a “trivial” feud.
Jonathan Stasiuk, 60, slashed 73-year-old Gerry White with the tool before strangling him as he desperately begged for his life.
But his fiancee Marianne Willment, 59, has pledged to stand by the killer despite his gruesome crimes.
She has also been abused and even punched in the street and branded an “ugly, fat disgusting b***h” by locals in Sandown.
But defiant Marianne told the Mirror: “I’m worried about being labelled as the partner of a killer for the rest of my life.
“But if anyone has a problem with me I’d tell them, ‘I didn’t kill him’. He should not have killed him but I do forgive him. I would really like to marry him.
“I don’t know how possible it would be or how it would work but I will look into it once things settle…it would mean a lot.”
‘DIE B*****D DIE”
Stasiuk was caged for life last week with a minimum of 25 years after admitting the brutal murder at the Lake Community Gardens on the Isle of Wight.
Southampton Crown Court heard how he and Gerry were both trustees of the gardens and had argued over how they were run.
Stasiuk had developed an “entrenched hatred” of Gerry, who served as a Conservative councillor on the island for four years.
The “festering dispute” reached a head on May 27 when the fiend believed Marianne was being bullied by Gerry.
Stasiuk grabbed the chainsaw after a row and attempted to cut off the pensioner’s legs as he begged for his life.
The murderer screamed “die b*****d die” before throttling and smothering Gerry to death when the power tool ran out of fuel.
‘I’VE JUST DONE HIM’
Stasiuk then dumped his mutilated body in a bush and dialled 999, saying: “He’s called Gerry White and I’ve just done him.”
When asked if the victim needed an ambulance, he replied: “I’m going to make sure he doesn’t.”
Marianne met Stasiuk ten years ago while working as a barmaid and the pair moved in three months later.
She agreed to marry the “funny and charming” chef last year after he popped the question to their favourite song, Someone Like You by Van Morrison.
Marianne said she had no idea her boyfriend was about to flip into a murderous rage as he was “completely normal” in the weeks leading up to the horror.
‘HE SAID HE’S SORRY’
The mum-of-two says she has now been punched in the street after choosing to stay in a relationship with Stasiuk and revealed she is now scared to leave the house.
She said: “I take my two dogs out really early when nobody is about. I know I can’t hide and I have to go out and try to be normal but I have no idea how people will react.”
Stasiuk, who pleaded guilty to murder part-way through a trial, has apologised to Marianne and Gerry’s family in letters from prison.
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But he also moaned he was a “victim” of the justice system – claiming he had been “f***ed around” and “unfairly treated” just nine days after the grisly killing.
Marianne said: “Jonathan has told me so many times he doesn’t know why he did it.
“He said he wasn’t himself. He said he is really sorry for the effect this has had on me and Gerry’s wife.”