A woman with a history of inflicting domestic abuse on her partners has been jailed for 13 years for murder.
Michelle Spencer, who's 48, stabbed 43-year-old David Butterfield in his chest during an altercation at their home in Shirley Terrace, Gomersall, in January.
Mr Butterfield died at the scene, with Spencer initially claiming he had been attacked on his way back from the local shop and collapsed on his return home. She then changed her story to claim it was a complete accident.
However, overwhelming evidence, including from forensic experts and cctv footage at the house, led to Spencer pleading guilty to murder at Leeds Crown Court, on the day her trial was due to commence.
The court heard a police investigation also uncovered a history of unreported violence which Spencer had inflicted on Mr Butterfield and her previous partners.
Mr Butterfield was described as a 'hard working Yorkshireman' who had paid the ultimate price for failing to report the abuse he had suffered at the hands of Spencer. He leaves two teenage children.