Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow was found guilty of the manslaughter of Gary Cunningham for a second time less than a year after her first conviction was quashed (Image: SWNS)
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A mum who stabbed her partner to death has been found guilty of manslaughter for a second time – less than a year after her first conviction was quashed.
Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow, 26, was previously jailed for 18 years after she stabbed boyfriend Gary Cunningham 12 times in a drunken rage at their home.
A court heard a delivery driver discovered the body of Mr Cunningham lying in a top floor corridor of a block of flats in Harborne, Birmingham, on February 23, 2019.
Police and ambulance attended and despite attempts to save him, the 29-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gary Cunningham died at the scene
Officers found Labinjo-Halcrow in one of the flats with a blood-stained kitchen knife in the sink but she told police she had no memory of the attack.
A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Cunningham died as a result of a stab wound to his left leg.
Labinjo-Halcrow was originally cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
But in July last year, she had her conviction overturned by the Court of Appeal after judges ruled she may have been acting in self-defence.
However, following a retrial at Birmingham Crown Court, jurors once again found her guilty of manslaughter on Wednesday.
She was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Friday.
Police at the scene of the crime which took place in 2019
The court heard that Labinjo Halcrow had been Mr Cunningham’s on-and-off girlfriend and had a young son from a previous relationship.
At her original trial, Labinjo-Halcrow claimed she had been the victim of sexual abuse, including rape, at the hands of her victim.
But Judge Simon Drew, QC dismissed those allegations and described her as “someone who could be bullying and manipulative and prone to lies”.
Sentencing her previously, the judge added: “I accept your relationship with Mr Cunningham was a volatile one. I do not accept it was one way.”