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Emma-Jayne Magson jailed again after murdering boyfriend in row

Emma-Jayne Magson jailed again after murdering boyfriend in row

A woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death during an argument has been given a life sentence after twice being convicted of murdering him.

Emma-Jayne Magson alleged James Knight had been strangling her, so she stabbed him with a steak knife in self-defence.

She appealed against her conviction and had a retrial, but the jury did not accept her version of events.

Magson has now been given the same minimum term, 17 years, she was originally given in 2016.

The judge, Mr Justice Jeremy Baker, said what happened on the night Mr Knight died is still not clear.

“As to the precise circumstances in which you came to inflict the fatal wound to James Knight’s chest, these may never be fully known, as there were no witnesses to the event,” he told Magson while sentencing her.

“However, not only has the jury rejected the suggestion that this occurred in self-defence, but I am sure that the account which you provided to the police in your prepared statement of being strangled by James Knight is untrue.”

Magson’s appeal was aided by Justice for Women – the same group that helped Sally Challen appeal her conviction for murdering her abusive husband with a hammer.

News Source: BBC News

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