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Woman jailed for life for murdering uncle in Oldham

A woman has been sentenced to life in jail for stabbing to death her uncle in Oldham.

30 year old Bernadette Watt of Vincent Avenue, Sholver, was convicted of murder following a trial at Manchester Crown Court.

She was today ordered to serve a minimum of 22 years.

Police say shortly after 12.15am on Monday 19 November 2012, they received a call from the ambulance service stating a 48-year-old man had been stabbed at a house on Coleridge Road, Sholver.

During the call to emergency services, the handler gave instructions to the caller about giving CPR and could hear a voice in the background shouting: “He’s dead, he’s dead. I’ve killed him, I’ve killed him, he’s dead.”

Officers arrived and found Peter lying on the floor, being cradled by his brother. Bernadette Watt was sitting on the settee screaming and shouting.

Peter was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics and a post mortem examination later concluded he died from a single stab wound to the heart.

Peter had spent the previous afternoon and evening drinking with a number of people at his brother, Michael’s, house on Coleridge Road.

Bernadette Watt, who is Peter’s niece, was also there. Just before midnight a row broke out between everyone in the house and Peter.

Peter sustained three stab wounds in total, two to the chest and one to the heart which first penetrated the left upper arm.

Senior Investigator Andrew Tattersall said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Peter Watt.

"While I hope that Watt being brought to justice provides Peter’s family some consolation, there are clearly no winners in this tragic case.

"Only Watt knows why she did what she did, and it is clear that she will have to live with that for the rest of her life."