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Sisters jailed over stabbing death

Two "despicable" sisters have been jailed for manslaughter after one of them stabbed her boyfriend and the other let him bleed to death.

Samantha Brown, 20, knifed Dean Darvill, 23, in the groin after he accused her of having a lesbian affair.

She fled the scene barefoot after stabbing the maintenance worker, leaving him bleeding to death on the floor.

And her sister Toni, 25, refused to call an ambulance to her home in Wroxham Road, Higher Blackley, Greater Manchester.

He would more than likely have survived if medical attention had been sought, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Samantha was sentenced to five years in a Young Offenders Institute for the stabbing, while her sister was handed a four-year jail term.

The victim's family reacted with fury to the sentencing, shouting out "absolutely disgusting" and "murderers" in court.

Samantha, of Greyswood Avenue, Cheetham Hill, had been in a "volatile" relationship with Mr Darvill for six months when the incident happened on January 9, the court heard.

Senior Investigating Officer Andrew Tattersall, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "Dean was a popular and well-loved man and it is a tragedy that his life was taken from him at such a young age.

"Samantha decided to settle a drunken argument by using violence against the person she was supposed to love.

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