Woman found guilty of manslaughter after killing her partner in Harborne
Written by Tristan Harris on August 21, 2019
A BIRMINGHAM woman has been found guilty of manslaughter after killing her partner in a knife attack at a block of flats in Harborne.
The incident happened on February 23 this year when a delivery driver discovered the body of Gary Cunningham lying in a top floor corridor of a shared property on Frensham Way.
Police and ambulance were called but, despite their best efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers searched 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.
At Birmingham Crown Court yesterday 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.