Woman imprisoned for life after stabbing partner in drunk state
Emma-Jayne Magson was found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court earlier this month for the murder of 26-year-old James Knight after a retrial at his home in Leicester.
The retrial is a woman convicted of stabbing her partner with a steak knife after being sent to life in prison.
Emma-Jayne Murder Of Boyfriend
Emma-Jayne Magson was convicted earlier this month at Birmingham Crown Court for the murder of 26-year-old James Knight at his home in Leicester, Newfoundpool.
Mr. Knight, 28, was killed with a single stab blow to the heart after a drunken fight between the couple in March 2016.
He claimed to have stabbed him repeatedly while strangling him, but the jurors denied the account.
On Monday, She was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 17 years.
The gruesome footage taken from the police body camera show Magson crying crocodile tears for his boyfriend minutes after he stabbed him to death.
After attacking with an 11.5 cm long knife, She waited 45 minutes before calling the 999 and told the searcher that he stabbed him and did not claim that was “severely shattered.”
She claimed that Mr. Knight had fainted, and when a call operator warned him that the ambulance might be delayed, She calmly replied: “No, it’s okay, don’t worry.” Later, she looks even more anxious as she shouts, “I don’t care if my boyfriend is alive,” before adding, “I don’t care as long as my boyfriend is alive.”
Magson can be heard crying when he knocks on the front door and says “I want my boyfriend” and “James, come on.”
Magson was convicted of the previously reported murder and sentenced to life imprisonment at Leicester Crown Court in November 2016.
However, Magson was given retrial permission by the Court of Appeal last year.
lawyers told three senior judges that new psychiatric evidence shows that Magson may have suffered from reduced liability at the time of the murder.
Clare Wade QC said Magson suffered from emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) and said that “the appellant had a childhood characterized by domestic violence” and was subjected to “parental neglect” and school bullying. Ms. Smith said the Sally Challen case, whose conviction for murder was overturned by the Court of Appeals earlier this year, “exposed” issues related to domestic violence.
Mr Knight, who had a “temporary” relationship with Magson, said She stabbed him “in cases where the deceased committed violence against him in the early evening” after he kicked his front door stated that Magson’s situation “significantly impaired his ability to self-control and provided an explanation for the EUPD’s behavior and was an important contributing factor that caused the applicant to stab the deceased person”. Ms. Wade argued that this evidence meant “at the time of the crime the appellant is more likely to suffer from reduced liability”.
She added that experts now agree that “the defense of diminishing liability will apply to her as well.”