Wiltshire

Louise Cox kitchen knife killer's appeal dismissed

Murder victim Ian Graham Image copyright Other
Image caption Ian Graham died from stab wounds on 20 November

A woman who is serving 14 years in prison for killing her partner with a kitchen knife has had an appeal against her conviction dismissed.

Louise Cox, 45, of Newtown, Trowbridge, admitted stabbing Ian Graham, 51, at his flat in Beaufort Mansions, Stallard Street, Trowbridge, in November 2012.

She denied the charge of murder on the grounds of self-defence, but a jury convicted her last May.

At the Court of Appeal earlier, Lord Justice Beatson dismissed her appeal.

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Image caption Cox fled after stabbing Mr Graham and was arrested at Trowbridge station

Mr Graham was stabbed with a kitchen knife on 20 November during a late-night drinking session and sustained a 12cm (5in) deep wound that penetrated his lung.

An ambulance was called but he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

After stabbing her partner, Cox fled the scene but was arrested by officers at Trowbridge train station.

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