Woman Found Guilty of Murder after plunging steak knife into boyfriend’s Back

woman found guilty of murder after plunging steak knife into boyfriends back

Deborah Napier (53) has today (Nov 24) been found guilty of murder at Winchester Crown Court

Napier was arrested following the death of Jolyon Wray, who died from a stab wound to the back, at an address in East Hill Road, Ryde, just before 4pm on June 13.

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She will be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court tomorrow (Nov 25).

The investigating officer, Detective Constable Luke Donovan, said: “Deborah and Jolyon clearly had a troubled relationship, which, following a vicious attack, resulted in the tragic loss of Jolyon’s life.


“Despite it being clear from the outset who was responsible for Jolyon’s death, and that Deborah Napier had already pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the beginning of the trial, the investigation team worked hard to present evidence for the jury to consider murder.

“I hope today’s guilty verdict goes some way to giving Jolyon’s family closure and that they can now put the terrible events of this day behind them.

“I would like to thank them for their support and understanding throughout the investigation, especially Jolyon’s brother and sister who courageously gave evidence at the trial.”