Woman found guilty of manslaughter after killing her partner in Harborne

Written by 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.

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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.


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