Knife case woman is spared jail

A WOMAN who stabbed her former boyfriend the day after St Valentine s Day has been spared a prison sentence. Emma Miller, of Tomlinson Court, Huntingdon, admitted stabbing her boyfriend Alexis Rhodes after finding compromising photos of him on an internet

A WOMAN who stabbed her former boyfriend the day after St Valentine's Day has been spared a prison sentence.

Emma Miller, of Tomlinson Court, Huntingdon, admitted stabbing her boyfriend Alexis Rhodes after finding compromising photos of him on an internet website.

Miller, 22, was handed a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, at Cambridge Crown Court last week.

Mr Rhodes, 25, was stabbed with a 9in knife outside his home in Ross Street, Cambridge, on February 15.

Prosecutor Sara Walker said the couple had been together for four years but regularly argued. The relationship ended in January this year but the pair had kept in touch.

They had spent St Valentine's Day evening together at an hotel in Cambridge before Mr Rhodes walked Miller home the next day.

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However, the court heard that when one of Miller's friends found some pictures of Mr Rhodes with other women on a website, the relationship changed.

After viewing the images herself, Miller visited Mr Rhodes's home, telling him she was bringing a special gift.

When he opened the door she stabbed him in the side with a knife.

Despite the attack, Mr Rhodes pleaded with Judge Gareth Hawkesworth not to send his former girlfriend to prison.

As well as her suspended sentence, Miller was handed a supervision requirement for 18 months and ordered to attend therapy or counselling sessions.