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News: UK

Fri 7 May, 2010
By Danielle Carter


A gay man who stabbed his partner to death has been convicted of Britain's first domestic violence murder within a same-sex marriage.

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A gay man who stabbed his partner to death has been convicted of Britain's first domestic violence murder within a same-sex marriage.

Michael Edwards, 32, knifed John Edwards in the heart after a late-night row over a heating bill.

The pair, who had just celebrated their second wedding anniversary, were described as a "lovely couple" but their stormy marriage was blighted by domestic violence. Edwards admitted often beating up or trying to strangle John, 35, as a "means of relieving stress".



It has since emerged the killer, who was jailed for life, had a conviction for stabbing an ex-partner during an argument.

The couple, both barman, had worked together on the day of last November's murder before drinking with friends and returning home at 1.15am.

After arguing, Edwards grabbed a knife and fatally stabbed John as he tried to protect himself behind a door. Edwards then called an ambulance claiming John had "stabbed himself".

He told the operator "He is not violent. He has stopped. I have got blood all over my hands. I have tried to stop the bleeding."

John, described by his mum as a "lovely lad" who "would do anything for anyone", died in hospital later that morning.

Edwards, from Manchester, admitted murder.

He wept in the city's crown court as he was ordered to serve at least 13 years.

Source: Mirror.co.uk

 

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