Birmingham woman guilty of manslaughter after killing partner in knife attack

By Megan Archer | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

A woman from Birmingham has been found guilty of manslaughter after killing her partner in a knife-attack at a block of flats.

Gary Cunningham

Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow was convicted today (Tuesday) at Birmingham Crown Court.

On Saturday, February 23 earlier this year, a delivery driver discovered the body of Gary Cunningham lying in a top floor corridor of a shared property on Frensham Way in Harborne.

Police and ambulance were called but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers conducted checks in the block and found 26-year-old Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow in one of the flats.

She told officers about the abusive relationship she was in with 29-year-old Mr Cunningham, which had allegedly resulted in many physical fights.

A blood stained knife was found in her kitchen sink and a post-mortem examination revealed Mr Cunningham died as a result of a stab wound to his left leg.

Labinjo-Halcrow, of Frensham Way, was found not guilty of murder but convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

She was remanded in custody to be sentenced on September 10.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
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