A fitness trainer was found guilty Wednesday of murdering a woman on their first date.

A British court found Karl Taylor guilty of the murder of businesswoman Kate Beagley, who was found dead last year in southwest London with 31 stab wounds to her naked body, the Independent reports.

Taylor had denied the murder last year, claiming Beagley had committed suicide in front of him by prodding her head forward onto the knife after telling him of her problems, the paper said.

The pair had met for a drink in a pub in London's Richmond Hill neighborhood, but a witness said she ignored him during the day, the paper said.

Taylor told police he planned to steal Beagley's Volkswagen Golf when he met her for the date.

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