Emma Magson receives life sentence for murder

Emma Magson was back in court today, where was given a life sentence for the murder of her partner James Knight.

She was found guilty last week at Leicester Crown Court and her sentence today means she will serve a minimum of 17 years.

Mr Knight, 26, died after being stabbed in the chest during the early hours of Sunday 27 March with a steak knife.

Magson phoned for an ambulance, telling the call taker that James had returned home from a night out and ‘collapsed on her’. She failed to mention he had suffered a stab wound.

However she later divulged to witnesses she had caused his injuries and was arrested by officers.

Judge Nicholas Dean QC said her behaviour was “inexplicable”.

James leaves behind two daughters with his previous partner Becki Waite.

A statement was read to the court on behalf of his children, Ruby (4) and Evie (6). In the statement, One of the girls asks ‘why has Daddy been stolen?’ and ‘how will he know it’s my birthday?’.

The family said “The impact of James’s death isn’t just for now, the impact isn’t going to stop”.