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Killer girlfriend's crocodile tears to police after butchering lover with steak knife

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Emma-Jayne Magson, 28, stabbed James Knight, 26, in the heart with the 11.5cm-long blade after a drunken row, Birmingham Live reports.

The evil girlfriend waited 45 minutes before calling 999.

When she did so, she failed to mention to the call handler she stabbed Mr Knight and claimed he was just “too smashed”.

And when a call operator warned her the ambulance might be delayed, she calmly replied: “No, that’s fine, don’t worry about it.”

Footage taken by police at the address in Leicester shows a weeping Magson slur her words as she tries to claim she had found Mr Knight unconscious outside.

“He was losing consciousness. We dragged him inside, thinking he was unconscious, and basically he was breathing heavily and he was still alive,” Magson says before she breaks down in tears.

Magson suddenly starts shouting and banging on her front door as police begin to seal off the property for investigation.

“I don’t care as long as he’s alive. I want my boyfriend,” the murderer yells.

Magson was later charged and jailed for murder. However she appealed her sentence and was subject of a retrial this month, and today a jury convicted her again of the killing.

Sentencing Magson at Birmingham Crown Court to a minimum of 17 years in jail, Mr Justice Jeremy Baker said: “I regret I am unconvinced you have, as yet, any real remorse for having caused James Knight’s death.”

New psychiatric evidence which appeared to show the defence of diminished responsibility was rejected.

The murder, which happened in March 2016, occured after the pair had been out separately, drinking with friends.

They then met at a pub in Leicester city centre at about midnight, and took a taxi home.

But a row ensued and Magson killed the young man.

She used a number of excuses to cover up Mr Knight’s true condition, telling people he was snoring, had been “beaten up by bouncers in town” and was “putting it on” after taking cocaine, reports Leicestershire Live.

The defendant also claimed Mr Knight was “dead from drinking”



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