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Ten years for ‘wicked’ knife attack

A WOMAN who killed an amateur boxer in a “deliberate and wicked” attack in front of his younger siblings has been jailed for ten years.

Shaniece Dobson armed herself with a kitchen knife and stabbed Sean Martin, 21, in the chest a year ago in Coatbridge. He died within minutes.

Dobson, 21, a first-time offender, was originally charged with murder but was convicted by a jury of the reduced charge of culpable homicide.

At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence, ordering Dobson to be supervised for a year upon her release from prison.

The attack on Mr Martin, reported to be her boyfriend, took place on 25 February last year.

Passing sentence, the judge told Dobson: “For no reason that this court can discern, exactly one year ago today you deliberately walked into the kitchen of your flat, armed yourself with a kitchen knife, walked back out into the living room and stabbed Sean Martin.

“There is no doubt that this was a deliberate and wicked act of the upmost gravity.”

The judge said it was “even more shocking” that the attack happened in front of the victim’s younger sister and brother.

 
 
 

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