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Woman to be sentenced for stabbing murder of boyfriend

Published 07/11/2016

Emma-Jayne Magson had denied murder
Emma-Jayne Magson had denied murder

A woman found guilty of murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him in the heart with a steak knife faces life imprisonment when she is sentenced on Monday.

Emma-Jayne Magson, 23, plunged the knife 11.5 centimetres into the chest of 26-year-old James Knight before placing it in a bin belonging to the victim's brother.

A three-week trial at Leicester Crown Court heard the couple - who were in a "volatile" relationship - had been involved in a drunken row in the run-up to the fatal attack at Magson's house in Sylvan Street, Leicester, on March 27 this year.

The court was played a 999 call Magson made to emergency services some time after she struck the fatal blow, saying Mr Knight had collapsed and failing to mention he had been stabbed.

When told an ambulance might be delayed, Magson calmly replied: "No, that's fine, don't worry about it."

Magson will be sentenced by Judge Nicholas Dean QC at 10:00am.

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