Former Cambridge University Student Sentenced for Murder After Jealous Rage

STOKE, UNITED KINGDOM – A promising Cambridge University student faces life imprisonment after being convicted of running over and killing her fiancé in a jealous rage. Alice Wood, 23, was found guilty of dragging Ryan Watson more than 500 feet beneath her car after he spoke to another woman at a party in May 2022.

Friends of Wood described her as quiet and studious, with a future destined for greatness. The high-achieving student had plans to begin a master’s degree at Cambridge University and even had her school grades tattooed on her arm. However, it was an outburst of jealousy that led her to use her car as a weapon, resulting in the death of her boyfriend.

The incident occurred after a party in which Wood grew jealous of Watson’s interaction with another woman. Following the party, Wood drove at Watson three times, eventually trapping him under the front bumper of her car and dragging him along the road. Watson later died from crush asphyxiation injuries sustained during the ordeal.

Wood’s actions have shocked her neighbors and old school friends, who remember her as a smart and seemingly level-headed individual. The tragedy has not only resulted in a loss of life, but has left both families and the community in disbelief.

The sentencing for Wood is set for January 29, and while her conviction is final, it highlights the tragic consequences of a moment of unbridled jealousy. Such acts of violence and impulsivity can and do lead to irrevocable harm, leaving devastation in their wake.