Mother jailed for killing boyfriend -- UK
August 30, 2002

A mother-of-five who killed her boyfriend with a single stab wound to the heart during a row over her children has been jailed for 30 months.

Sharon Borg, 25, had been accused of murdering her live-in lover Ryan Lee, 21, at their home in Ashgrove Avenue, Coney Hill, Gloucester on October 26 last year.

Earlier this month, following more than nine hours of deliberations, a jury at Bristol Crown Court found her not guilty of murder but guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

During her trial, the court heard how Borg had stabbed her boyfriend of 10 months in the chest with a kitchen knife.

The prosecution alleged that Borg had turned on her live-in-lover after he refused her daughter a drink with her meal.

Mr Lee bled to death before arriving at hospital as the wound penetrated the wall of the heart, the court was told.

However Borg always denied murdering Mr Lee, claiming it was accident.

Story filed: 13:32 Friday 30th August 2002

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