A Bradford woman has been jailed for life after she was found guilty of murder.
Alexia Heckles, aged 35, of Rosemary Gardens, Allerton, was given a minimum term of 12 and a half years after a jury at Bradford Crown Court found her guilty, today, July 18, of murdering her former partner Scott Dunne.
Mr Dunne, who was 41, died after he was stabbed in a disturbance in a flat in Rosemary Gardens, Allerton on January 18 of this year.
Speaking after the case, Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Jon Morgan, said:
“Domestic abuse has a devastating impact on many people’s lives and this case highlights how it can easily escalate into a tragedy. A single stab wound to the chest was all it took to end Scott Dunne’s life.
“Though justice has been done for the victim in this case, there are many other people, men and women, trapped in violent relationships. There is support out there and I would urge people to seek help to change their situation, before it escalates to the level of anger and lack of control that results in murder.”