Girlfriend faces life in jail after stabbing partner through heart

Girlfriend, 18, faces life in jail after being convicted of fatally stabbing her 18-year-old partner through the heart in drunken row after they walked dog

  • Ellie Wain, 18, was found guilty of murder by jury at Coventry Crown Court today 
  • She’s expected to be sentenced to life tomorrow after stabbing Kieran Brown  
  • Wain armed herself with blade on June 1 leaving Kieran with a 12ins deep wound 

Ellie Wain, 18, (pictured) was found guilty of the murder of Kieran Brown 

A teenage girlfriend is facing life in jail after being convicted of stabbing her 18-year-old partner following a drunken row outside their home.

Ellie Wain, 18, was found guilty of murder after she armed herself with a ‘fearsome’ blade following an argument with boyfriend Kieran Brown on June 1.

A court heard the pair ended up on the floor during a scuffle in the street outside their home in Willenhall, Coventry, which led to Kieran being stabbed through the heart.

Today she was convicted of murder by a jury and is expected to be jailed for life when she is sentenced on December 22 at Coventry Crown Court. 

Kieran was driven to hospital by a relative with a wound that was 12 inches deep, but he died soon after arriving at around 10.10pm despite the best efforts of medics.

Wain was arrested and claimed to police she had the knife for self-defence and Kieran had been accidentally stabbed.

She told detectives she ‘never loved anyone like she loved’ Kieran but she was ‘scared’ at the time and that she ‘didn’t mean to intentionally stab him’. 

Jurors were told their on-off relationship was volatile and she had been drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis earlier that day.

Ellie Wain, pictured left, from Coventry, is expected to be sentenced to life after she murdered Kieran Brown, pictured right, and appeared before Coventry Crown Court this morning

Following the case, Kieran’s family described him as ‘a kind loving son, grandson and great grandson.

The family said: ‘His life was cut short by the cruel actions of Ellie Wain in a fit of temper because things weren’t going her way.

‘We won’t see Kieran grow into a man, he won’t get married or have children.’

They added: ‘There is no sentence that will bring Kieran back our family are living a life sentence of our own – a huge hole has been left where Kieran should be.

Emergency services had dashed to a house in Willenhall, Coventry, at 10.10pm on June 1, to discover Kieran in a pool of blood

‘Ellie is young and will get to have a life at some point she has taken this opportunity from Kieran’.

Detective Inspector Adam Jobson, from West Midlands Police, said: ‘If Wain hadn’t armed herself with the knife, she would not have been able to inflict the fatal injuries she did, and Kieran would still be alive today.

‘This will now mean she loses her freedom for a long time.

‘This is yet another reminder of the fatal consequences that carrying and using knives can have.

‘I urge anyone that picks up a knife to stop and think before it’s too late, there is no going back.’ 

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