A woman who stabbed a man in the stomach after he told her she was ‘fit’. She is expected to receive a lengthy prison sentence as told by the judge. Marie Watton, 25, was so offended when Jonathan Barras complemented her on her looks, so she stabbed him in the abdomen and started a violent pub brawl.
The woman from Telford, Shropshire, was told to expect a ‘double figure’ sentence after pleading guilty to wounding with intent in Shrewsbury Crown Court. A group of Watton’s friends attacked the victim in the Duke of York pub after he told her she was attractive on January 16. Barras punched one of the woman’s friends amid the brawl, prompting Watton to go across the road to a friend’s house to fetch a kitchen knife. When she returned, she stabbed the 27-year-old and tore through his liver, kidney and small bowel after seething: ‘He is having it now’. Mr Barras required extensive medical treatment following the incident but has made a full recovery.Yesterday, Judge Robin Onions told the court: ‘He said she was fit, didn’t he? ‘I though that was a compliment, isn’t it?’ Prosecuting Adam Warner said there was a ‘significant degree of premeditation’ to Watton’s crime. There was a remark made to her by Mr Barras to which she took great exception.
via Daily Mail