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Stephen Gibbs, a jealous boyfriend was jailed today for attempting to murder his £ 5.5 million lottery winning partner after accusing her of having a secret affair.
45-year-old Stephen Gibbs used a kitchen knife to stab Emma Brown seven times in the face of her leaving her in a pool of blood in the courtyard of her luxurious home.
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Gibbs was jailed for 18 years after he admitted one charge of attempted murder
The couple had been happy for eight years, but when 49-year-old Emma won the lottery in 2017, their relationship changed the next day, Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard.
Gibbs wiped away a tear when Emma, partially blind, told the court that she had once loved him, but that she now felt nothing but pity.
He was given an extended prison sentence of 18 years after admitting that he tried to murder his millionaire girlfriend.
Flooring contractor Gibbs rejected Emma’s dreams of traveling the world with her earnings and instead became possessive, controlling, and jealous.
Prosecutor Ieuan Bennett said: ‘Gibbs became a different person in 2017 when Ms. Brown was lucky enough to win the national lottery.
‘It was a significant amount of money and it meant that she could become financially independent from the defendant.
“This upset the nature of the balance in their relationship and sparked arguments between the two.”
Gibbs installed a tracking device in their high-end Mercedes to track his every move around the seaside resort of Barry, South Wales, where they lived in a £ 700,000 house.
He began to suspect that Emma was cheating on him with his former school friend Scott McKenzie, a tenant of a property bought with her lottery winnings.
Gibbs accused her of seeing 48-year-old Mr. Mackenzie behind her back and had threatened to ‘cut her throat’ after catching them together.
He accused Emma of being with McKenzie on January 30 after she called to see one of her cleaners to give him a birthday card.
Prosecutor Bennett said: “It was an innocent visit, but when she got home, Gibbs asked where she had been.
He was jealous and worried about his past and Macca was mentioned, which was Mr. McKenzie’s nickname.
“He said,” I don’t believe you, you went to see Macca. ”
When former airport worker Emma told Gibbs that she wanted to break up their 12-year relationship, he grabbed her by the neck, slammed her against the wall, broke her arm, and went to the kitchen to grab a nine-inch kitchen knife. inches.
Mr. Bennett said: ‘He told her that he was going to cut her neck and that she was trying to stop him when he turned her anger on her, still holding her knife.
“ She was in the yard outside her and remembers thinking they were going to kill her when her knife went through his eye.
She said to Gibbs, “Tell my mother I love her,” as he stabbed her in the face seven times from close to her. He thought they were going to be her last words.
CCTV of Emma’s property, played in court, showed a silhouette of Gibbs sitting astride his girlfriend with her arm going up and down from her as he stabbed her in the face and head.
Gibbs fled in Emma’s £ 80,000 Mercedes leaving her partner dying in the courtyard of her luxurious home bought with her earnings.
The court heard that he only survived because neighbors heard groans coming from the property and a faint call for ‘Help, help’.
Gibbs called a friend and his own brother to say, “I did something stupid, I stabbed Emma, I think I killed her.”
Gibbs was found in a hideout five miles away after taking “a bunch of tablets” in an attempt to commit suicide. A bloodstained kitchen knife was found on the passenger seat.
Bennett said: ‘A tracking device was found in the car, she had been keeping records of wherever Emma Brown traveled. It was part of the jealousy he was feeling at the end of his adventure.
Emma was left with 75 percent vision in her right eye and was left with physical and emotional scars for life and a ‘shell’ of her old self.
In a victim impact statement read in court, she said: ‘We were together for 12 years, I never thought he would be able to do something like this to me.’
“It used to be the life and life of the party, but now I can’t cope with being in a group of people. But I am in conflict because I am also afraid of being alone.
“ I have been left with a lazy eye that has affected my confidence; I don’t know if I will fully recover from what happened.
We were together for 12 years and we were happy, I don’t hate it and I have fond memories of the time we spent together, which makes what happened even more shocking.
“ I feel sorry for him more than anything else. ”
Gibbs, who turns 46 today, has a prior conviction for stabbing an 11-year-old boy, the son of a former partner.
When the woman ended her relationship with Gibbs, she stabbed her son five times before taunting her: ‘Come in here, you better watch this.’ You’re going to suffer ‘.
He later attempted to kill himself by jumping from a multi-story parking lot in Barry but survived the fall.
Judge Richard Twomlow praised Emma’s bravery and stamina in overcoming what he described as a “pretty horrible” attack.
The judge said he considered sentencing Gibbs to life in prison for attempting to murder Emma after previously serving 10 years for the earlier knife attack.
He told Gibbs: “ It seems they had been developing jealousy – she used a tracking device on Ms. Brown’s car and accused her of lying about where she had been. ”
‘You took a big knife and stabbed in her own house saying,’ I’m going to kill you, ‘and you thought you had killed her.
“I am convinced that it presents a significant risk to the public.”
Gibbs showed no emotion as he was jailed for 13 years and received an extended sentence of five years. He was also the subject of a restraining order that prevented him from contacting Emma indefinitely.