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Homerton woman with history of stabbing boyfriends is jailed after latest attack

PUBLISHED: 12:06 07 September 2012

Caroline Humphries, who was jailed for 16 years after stabbing her boyfriend repeatedly

Caroline Humphries, who was jailed for 16 years after stabbing her boyfriend repeatedly

Hackney Police - submitted by Colette Bruce

A Homerton woman with a history of stabbing her lovers has been jailed after attacking her boyfriend with a kitchen knife in an alcohol-fuelled frenzy.

A Homerton woman with a history of stabbing her lovers has been jailed after attacking her boyfriend with a kitchen knife in an alcohol-fuelled frenzy.

Caroline Humphries plunged the knife into Chris O’Connor’s side and back repeatedly at her home in Vanner Point, Wick Road, on November 10 last year.

Mr O’Connor, 45, who was stabbed six times, described the 48-year-old as “out of control” with eyes “like fireballs”. Ambulance crews found him bleeding heavily after he managed to stagger outside.

A jury heard Humphries had been drinking heavily all night before attacking Mr O’Connor during an argument.

Humphries sobbed as she was jailed for 16 years last Thursday (Sept 7) at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

She had denied wounding with intent, and claimed she’d been acting in self-defence, but was convicted on July 17.

It’s not the first time Humphries been jailed for attacking a boyfriend.

She was sentenced to three years in 2005 after stabbing former lover Robert Irvin in the chest and inflicting numerous cuts to his face.

And she was locked up for 30 months in 2004 after stabbing then-boyfriend Paul Owen.

The court also heard Humphries was charged with attempted murder in 1999 after allegedly stabbing a former partner three times in the neck, but the charges were dropped when the man insisted his injuries were caused by a fall.

Sentencing her last week, Judge Martyn Zeidman QC said: “In drink, you are a very, very dangerous woman and there is absolutely no doubt you need to be put away in prison for a very long time.

“That’s to punish you, to protect others and to demonstrate that domestic violence is not acceptable.”

She was cleared of two counts of causing actual bodily harm relating to other alleged attacks on Mr Connor.

Det Con Nerys Lloyd-George, of Hackney Police, said: “The sentence sends out a very clear message that domestic violence is taken seriously and will not be tolerated.

“Whilst domestic attacks on men by women remain in the minority, they do occur and this result should serve as a reminder of what police can do to support victims, both male and female.”


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