Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:31
Today at Bristol Crown Court, Louise Cox, 45, of Newtown, Trowbridge, has been found guilty of the murder of Ian Graham.
Mr Graham was fatally stabbed at this home address at Beaufort Mansions, Stallard Street, Trowbridge, on November 20th 2012.
Cox was today sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 14 years.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Saunders of the Major Crime Investigation Team at Wiltshire Police said: “Today at Bristol Crown Court, Louise Cox, 45, of Newtown, Trowbridge, has been found guilty of the murder of Ian Graham.
“Mr Graham, 50, was murdered on November 20th 2012 after being fatally stabbed at his home address in Beaufort Mansions, Stallard Street, Trowbridge.
“After stabbing Mr Graham, Cox then fled the scene and was swiftly located and arrested by officers at Trowbridge train station.
“Mr Graham was pronounced dead on arrival at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
“By pleading not guilty to the charge of murder, Cox has refused to take any responsibility of her actions and has forced Mr Graham’s family to endure a trial.
“I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sympathies to Mr Graham’s family and friends.
“I would also like to praise the rapid response of Wiltshire Police officers who were on the scene within minutes of the 999 call and had arrested Cox shortly after.
“This is another excellent example of cross-force working under the Operation Brunel Investigation Team.”