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Woman who stabbed partner jailed for life
11:09am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
A woman has been found guilty of murdering her partner whom she stabbed through the heart at their home in a North Yorkshire town.
Rebecca Dormer, 23, of Spring Hill, Whitby, was convicted of deliberately killing 32-year-old Gareth Matthews after a trial at Leeds Crown Court.
She was sentenced to life imprisonment, and will serve a minimum of 15-and-a-half years before being considered for parole.
Mr Matthews died in the house he shared with Dormer in Spring Hill on February 22. The jury heard how Dormer picked up a 12-inch knife and stabbed Mr Matthews in the chest during a domestic argument in which both parties had consumed alcohol.
The knife went through Mr Matthews’ heart and into his liver.
Dormer was arrested by the police at the scene, along with a 24-year-old man who was present in the house at the time. Following questioning he was released without charge.