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Manslaughter conviction after man stabbed to death in Harborne

Gary Cunningham Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Gary Cunningham was pronounced dead at the scene earlier this year

A woman has been convicted of the manslaughter of a man who was found stabbed in a Birmingham flat.

Gary Cunningham was pronounced dead at the scene when he was found at a property in Frensham Way, Harborne, in February.

The 29-year-old had suffered several stab injuries.

Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow, 26, of Frensham Way, was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

She will be sentenced at a later date.

West Midlands Police said a delivery driver discovered the body of Mr Cunningham, from Northfield, lying in a top floor corridor of the shared property.

Officers conducted checks in the block and found Labinjo-Halcrow in one of the flats.

She told police about the abusive relationship she was in with Mr Cunningham, which she said had 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, police said.

Image caption Police were called to Frensham Way in Harborne in February

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