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Mum, 28, jailed for life after murdering her boyfriend with a steak knife after retrial


A MUM has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 17 years for murdering her partner with a steak knife.

Emma-Jayne Magson, 28, was caged today at Birmingham Crown Court following a retrial ordered by the Court of Appeal.

Emma-Jayne Magson, 28, has been jailed for life

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Emma-Jayne Magson, 28, has been jailed for lifeCredit: PA:Press Association

She denied murdering Mr Knight at her first trial claiming it was self defence, but was convicted of the killing at Leicester Crown Court in 2016, and given a life sentence with a 17-year minimum term.

However, the Court of Appeal ordered a retrial in January 2020, due to new psychiatric evidence showing the defence of diminished responsibility would have been available to Magson.

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