Grandma claims she lost control in Holywell stabbing

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A Seaton Delaval grandmother has admitted killing her daughter-in-law in a row over a young boy.

Heather Emmonds is on trial at Newcastle Crown Court for the murder of Tina Casey in February this year, but denies the charge and claims she lost control when a row broke out between her and Miss Casey.

Emmonds, 58, of Blyth Street, left her victim lying on the sofa and continued her day without telling anyone what had happened.

But the next day Emmonds crashed her car in Shiremoor and the police found a number of notes and a knife, which prompted them to attend Miss Casey’s home in Holywell where she was found dead.

The court heard how she suffered stab wounds to the neck and abdomen.

Emmonds said she had tried to resolve a dispute between her son and Miss Casey, but a row started which Emmonds says caused her to snap.