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US News Daughter who stabbed abusive father to death is cleared of murder

03:11  04 february  2020
03:11  04 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: Jessica Breeze stabbed her father after he attacked her in her home.

A woman who stabbed her abusive father to death has been acquitted of his murder and Brady allegedly hit his then 19-year-old daughter several times before her mother intervened. “He was stabbed with such force that it passed from his back through his entire left lung and into his chest.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Jessica Breeze stabbed her father after he attacked her in her home © PA Jessica Breeze stabbed her father after he attacked her in her home

A daughter who killed her bullying and abusive father has been cleared of murder and manslaughter after a jury accepted she acted in self defence.

Jessica Breeze, 20, admitted stabbing Colin Brady, 49, with the longest kitchen knife in the house in June last year.

The knife penetrated his left lung to a depth of 18cm.

Miss Breeze wept as she was found not guilty of the charges after a trial at Teesside Crown Court.

The nursery worker and her mother Kelly were at home in Middlesbrough when Mr Brady flew into a rage.

He attacked his daughter and then his partner when she tried to intervene.

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A NURSERY worker who stabbed her violent and controlling dad to death wept yesterday as she walked free from court. Jessica was cleared of murder after she plunged a knife into her abusive fatherCredit: Evening Gazette. The young woman, who denied murder and maintained she acted in

In July 2018 three teenage sisters stabbed and battered their father to death in his sleep, in their Moscow flat. The sisters' mother, who had also suffered beatings and abuse from Khachaturyan in the past, had approached the police Three Moscow sisters accused of murdering abusive father .

Both women said Mr Brady punched and spat at them before threatening to kill them both.

Miss Breeze, who was 19 at the time, grabbed a knife and plunged it into his back.

She told the jury: "I didn't want him to die, I just wanted him to stop."

She had been one digit away from dialling 999 moments before she killed Mr Brady.

Miss Breeze was trying to alert police when Mr Brady demanded she hand over the phone.

She told the court she had earlier tried to flee from the locked house by jumping from an upstairs window but he grabbed her and started to strangle her on the bed.

The prosecution claimed she stabbed him in the back as he was leaving the house.

Miss Breeze told jurors she could not remember fatally stabbing her father.

Paramedics took Mr Brady to the nearby James Cook University Hospital but he could not be saved.

Judge Stephen Ashurt told Miss Breeze after she was cleared: "In the light of the jury's verdicts you are now free to leave the building."

She was embraced by some family members in the public gallery, but other relatives left the courtroom in tears.

Miss Breeze told reporters: "I'm just happy that it's over."

She said the last seven months had been "horrible" and that she had got through it with the help of friends and family.

Mr Brady had a history of domestic violence and previous convictions, including grievous bodily harm with intent, the trial heard.

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