Man jailed for attempted murder of lottery-winning partner
Stephen Gibbs admits trying to murder Emma Brown after she told him she wanted to separate.
Stephen Gibbs changed his plea to guilty on the day of his trialA man who tried to murder his £5.5m lottery-winning partner has been jailed for 13 years.Stephen Gibbs, 45, attacked Emma Brown at their home in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, on 30 January.
The flooring worker flew into a rage when Ms Brown told him she wanted to end their relationship, Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard.Ms Brown, 49, was found by neighbours in a pool of blood having been stabbed in the face, arms and stomach.The court was shown CCTV footage of the attack at the house in the Lakeside area of the town.
She required surgery after the attack but has since made a full recovery.The couple had been together for 11 years and previously owned a home in another part of Barry, which they rented out after the lottery win in 2017.Ms Brown, a former Cardiff Airport worker, became known for donating to good causes in the area after winning the jackpot. headtopics.com
However, Gibbs had not been able to cope after her win, the court was told, becoming jealous and controlling, including fitting a tracking device to her car.Gibbs was due to stand trial for attempted murder butchanged his plea on the day of his trial.
The court heard he had previous convictions of violence, including stabbing a previous partner and her 11-year-old son in 2005.As well as his 13-year sentence, he will serve five years on extended licence upon his release from prison.Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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Previous conviction for stabbing an ex partner and 11 yr old son. Stabbed his latest victim when she tried to leave him. How many more women will he stab in his lifetime? He must've been abusive. No way would an innocent man react like that. Good to know she recovered “I’ve just won the lottery, pack your bags” “ Where are we going sweetheart?” “We’re not, you’re moving out, bye”
Stabbed a previous partner and her son in 2005 - stabbed this partner in 2021 - and in less than 13 years will get out and probably do it all again SMH
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