A COVENTRY woman, who fatally stabbed her boyfriend in the street outside their home, has been handed a life sentence with a minimum of 17 years to serve.
Ellie Wain was convicted of murder following the incident on June 1.
Wain, armed with a knife, got into an argument with Kieran Brown which led to a scuffle.
Kieran was stabbed as the couple, both 18, fought on the floor off Middle Ride.
He was quickly driven to hospital by a relative but sadly died soon after arriving around 10.10pm.
Wain was arrested and claimed she had the knife for self-defence and Kieran had been accidentally stabbed.
But she was convicted of murder by a jury and handed the sentence.
Coventry Crown Court heard their on-off relationship was volatile and she had been drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis earlier that day.
Kieran’s family described him as ‘a kind loving son, grandson and great grandson’.
They added: “His life was cut short by the cruel actions of Ellie Wain in a fit of temper because things weren’t going her way.
“We won’t see Kieran grow into a man, he won’t get married or have children.
“There is no sentence that will bring Kieran back our family are living a life sentence of our own – a huge hole has been left where Kieran should be.
“Ellie is young and will get to have a life at some point she has taken this opportunity from Kieran.”
Det Insp Adam Jobson, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “If Wain hadn’t armed herself with the knife, she would not have been able to inflict the fatal injuries she did, and Kieran would still be alive today.
“This will now mean she loses her freedom for a long time.
“This is yet another reminder of the fatal consequences that carrying and using knives can have.
“I urge anyone that picks up a knife to stop and think before it’s too late – there is no going back.”