Moment killer buys crisps with her friend's card after fatal stabbing

Moment killer in a nightie buys crisps with friend’s bank card moments after stabbing her to death as 28-year-old is sentenced to more than eight years in jail for manslaughter

  • Keegan Barnes, 28, from Thornaby, was found guilty of manslaughter last week
  • She stabbed her friend Toni Butler, 25, twice in the calf, piercing a major vein
  • After killing Miss Butler, Barnes was seen buying crisps with her friend’s card
  • At Teesside Crown Court today she was sentenced to more than eight years in prison

This is the moment that a woman who had left her friend to die in a flat was filmed on CCTV buying crisps with the victim’s card after the attack. 

Keegan Barnes, from Thornaby, near Stockton, was found guilty last Thursday of the manslaughter of Toni Butler but was found not guilty of murder.

CCTV footage shows Barnes in a nightie entering a shop and nonchalantly buying a snack using her victim’s money after leaving Butler to die in her flat. 

The 28-year-old, was sentenced to eight years and six months in prison at Teesside Crown Court today.

Barnes had maintained throughout the trial at Teesside Crown Court that she had acted in self-defence.

Footage shows Barnes in a nightie entering a shop and nonchalantly buying a snack using Butler’s money after leaving her victim to die in her flat in Teesside

Keegan Barnes, 28, from Thornaby, near Stockton, was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years and six months in prison at Teesside Crown Court today

Miss Butler, 25, died after being stabbed twice in the leg last June 10. 

The court had heard she had died of catastrophic blood loss after suffering two stab wounds to her calf – one piercing a main vein.

Both women had been drinking and taking drugs in the lead-up to the fatal incident, the court heard.

The attack happened at Barnes’ home in Vulcan Way, Thornaby, Teesside. 

Barnes had told the court she had acted in self-defence after she was attacked by Miss Butler, who she said was ‘off her face’.


 Both women had been drinking and taking drugs in the lead-up to the fatal incident, the court heard

The court heard Barnes had been lying on the floor after the attack and had grabbed a kitchen knife, stabbing Miss Butler twice in the leg to get her off her.

The defendant had denied deliberately wanting to hurt the woman and said that

She did not believe that her injuries would prove to be fatal.

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