A female defendant was unanimously acquitted on 24 August 2016 after she stabbed her partner through the chest. The knife wounded his heart and lung causing life-threatening injuries from which he nearly died.
He alleged that she attacked him with a knife in a jealous rage. She maintained that she acted in self-defence when he beat and then strangled her after a number of years of domestic violence. The complainant denied that he had ever been violent towards her and charges against him had never been pursued.